Twitter on Monday explained why it will not be deleting President Trump’s tweet threatening North Korea, saying it did not violate the company’s rules after weighing its “newsworthiness.”
“We hold all accounts to the same Rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules,” Twitter’s Policy account said in a six-part Twitter thread.
Twitter said “newsworthiness” is part of the criteria it takes into account when judging whether to keep a tweet or not, saying that keeping the public informed is an integral role that the platform serves to fulfill.
“Among the considerations is ‘newsworthiness’ and whether a Tweet is of public interest. This…