Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Money | By Michele Stevens

Trump aides joke away his latest "nuclear" tweet

Trump aides joke away his latest

The statement comes after some Twitter users have called on the company to ban President Trump for tweets that they say encourage violence, even stoking fears of a nuclear war between the USA and North Korea.

It's also not clear if there is an instance in which Twitter would remove a world leader's messages or account.

"Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", Twitter said.

A North Korean missile crashed into one of its cities a year ago
It marked the first missile launched since one was sacked across Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on September 15. The explosion destroyed some 1,850 buildings; death toll estimates range between 160 and 3,000.

In a statement "World Leaders on Twitter", the platform said it would not remove world leaders or censor their tweets because of their "outsized impact" on society.

Ultimately, Twitter said Friday, prohibiting world leaders from using its service would be ineffective, because it would "not silence" them but "would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".

The company said Friday that it reviews all tweets, including those of world leaders. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind. "We believe that's the best way to help our society make progress". Twitter declined to take the videos down from Trump's account - saying first that they were newsworthy, and then clarifying that they did not violate its policies.

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear button is always on his desk
This shows that Kim does not intend to abandon the development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The North sees the regular war drills between the South and the United States as preparations for war.

Two senior Democratic senators asked the country's intelligence chief Thursday (Jan 4) to assess the national security risks of President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea.

In that tweet Trump made a veiled threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who a day earlier opened the New Year with his own defiant statement calling to speed up the deployment of nuclear weapons. But lots of despots are "elected".

In addition to stirring up a new round of criticism and consternation, the tweet also elicited complaints that it violated the company's terms of service. Calling for Twitter to take an ideological stand in order to prevent a social media-spurred worldwide nuclear conflict is a nice thought, but considering how deeply committed tech companies are to the illusion of neutrality - which happens to dovetail nicely with the spineless art of self-preservation - it's not a very realistic one.

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Bill, which was tabled at the Indian parliament last week, is likely to come up for discussion on Tuesday. It further said that the penalty of Rs5 crore to Rs100 crore will also open the floodgates of corruption.

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