In history, Twitter has been remarkably resistant to take steps against world leaders who skirt throughout the edges of its laws and rules. Now the company has attempted to clarify its reasoning on policing the tweets of elected Politicians and officeholders, and what behaviors would actually pass over the currently technical line.
In the support, Twitter announced it on the side of transmitting the content up if there is a clear public concern in doing so even if tweets by world leaders unless violating content policies. But as published in June, such posts would be set “behind a notice providing circumstances about the rule infringement,” and steps would be taken to conquer the tweet’s algorithmic limit.
This includes “clear and straightforward” warnings of violence on individuals, supporting terrorism, bestowing private info, posting “private” media without permission, behavior connected to child exploitation or encouraging self-harm.
Don’t expect gruff action in other circumstances, though. Twitter repeated that it would drop violating tweets online (with a warning) if there’s a “clear public concern” to do so. The aim is to form a space for public discussion and information, the company stated, and it wants to assure that people can participate in that conversation “freely and securely.”
It’s also not concerned about the intended message of a delivered tweet. Twitter wants to concentrate on the original language of a tweet, not “all possible explanations.”
So there you possess it, world leaders on Twitter are assessed against the corresponding set of rules as everyone else on Twitter. The only distinction it seems is that Twitter clearly considers there are situations where even if a world leader violates Twitter’s limits, it is in the public interest to devise a tweet public so that leaders can be kept responsible. Only in very severe situations would Twitter take a step against a world leader, as it would be any other account practicing the service.