Twitter Announces Rules for World Leaders


In a blog post, Twitter laid out the blueprints for how the platform plans to stifle its political opposition under the guise of protection and safety. The article states how Twitter will approach situations with world leaders and what the different types of enforcement scenarios might look like.

The article is also supposedly to serve as Twitter’s statement going forward so the platform doesn’t have to explain each ridiculous enforcement decision:

This post seeks to provide clear insight into how we address content from world leaders on Twitter today, and will serve as our statement on the decisions we make, rather than our teams providing feedback on individual Tweets and decisions.

The article closes with:

Our goal is to enforce our rules judiciously and impartially. In doing so, we aim to provide direct insight into our enforcement decision-making, to serve public conversation, and protect the public’s right to hear from their leaders and to hold them to account.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Twitter Blog "World Leaders on Twitter: principles & approach" by Twitter Inc. (15 Oct 2019)