Twitter noted “informational relevance” and public interest as its motives for not pulling the tweet in which US President Donald Trump said the North Korean leader “will not be around for long.”

“I just heard the North Korean chancellor speak at the UN. If that’s what the Rocket Man thinks, it will not be much longer, “Trump said in a message posted Saturday in his social networking profile or Twitter.

In this archive image, taken November 6, 2013, the Twitter logo seen on an updated phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter claimed on September 26, 2017 that “informational relevance” and public interest were his motives for not pulling out a tweet in which US President Donald Trump said North Korean leaders will “not be much longer “. Richard Drew, AP Photo Archive

The rules for Twitter users state that “threats of violence can not be made, nor can violence be promoted, including threats or the defense of terrorism.”

Twitter responded to doubts about its policy on Monday with a series of messages in its public profile in which they pointed out that “informative relevance” is one of the major factors that are considered to determine if a tweet violates the rules of It’s platform.

So far this was an internal policy, but public standards will be updated to include it.


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