You may be wondering why Twitter refused to ban US president, Donald trump after his violent speech on the social network.Twitter decided to compromise one of it's policy in order to encourage the spread of debatable information to the masses.
It is no longer news the Trump via his personal twitter handle threatened North Korea with nuclear war, telling Kim Jong Un "that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" .
This was in reaction to the statement made by North Korean President on a Live TV by North Korea State, which reads. "The US should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my desk. This is not blackmail but reality,” “The entire area of the US mainland is within our nuclear strike range. “The US can never start a war against me and our country. These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened,"
Donald trump's reaction to Kim Jong Un statement on Twiiter contradicts Twitter's policy. This has stirred persons calling on Twitter to prohibit violent or abusive speech with messages that could fuel international conflict. In reaction Twitter coupled “World Leaders on Twitter,” to share it's opinion on world leader's conversations on Twitter and it reads in part.North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
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