Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

TechCrunch | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules.

The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet the offending tweets, but instead will let users to quote-tweet to allow ordinary users to express their opinions.

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The company said the move will help its users stay informed about global affairs, but while balancing the need to keep the site’s rules in check.

We haven’t used this notice yet, but when we do, you will not be able to like, reply, share, or Retweet the Tweet in question. You will still be able to express your opinion with Retweet with Comment.

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Twitter has been in a bind, amid allegations that the company has not taken action against world leaders who break its rules.

“When it comes to the actions of world leaders on Twitter, we recognize that this is largely new ground and unprecedented,” Twitter said in an unbylined blog post on Tuesday.

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Last year, Twitter said it would not ban President Trump despite incendiary tweets, including allegations that he threatened to declare war on...
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