The Verge: Twitter pledges to update public policies after Trump threatens North Korea

The Verge: Twitter pledges to update public policies after Trump threatens North Korea. “Twitter didn’t act to remove President Donald Trump’s tweet threatening North Korea in part because it is newsworthy, the company said today. Twitter says it will update its public guidance on what factors may lead to a tweet being pulled from the platform — or allowed to stay on it — to include a consideration of newsworthiness, as part of an effort to make the rules clearer to users.” So if you’re famous or an elected official, your tweets will be newsworthy, therefore you won’t be held accountable for Twitter’s rules? Doesn’t this read like Twitter is arguing that online standards of behavior for elected officials and famous people should be lower than they are for the average Jo(e), because news? How does that make sense?

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