Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, called “tweets. Twitter would make Donald Trump remove tweets if he posted someone’s private address according to the Theverge.
Bruce Daisley, Twitter’s VP of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, laid out the details in an interview with the BBC. “If someone tweets private information. if someone tweets someone’s private address, phone number then there are no-go areas where we don’t permit that,” he said. “Were he to do that, just picking a hypothetical example, then those would be areas” that were grounds for discipline.
But Daisley didn’t say this would lead to a ban or suspension. “We would caution him to remove that tweet for sure,” he said when host Emma Barnett asked if that would get Trump suspended. This is consistent with Twitter’s posted rules, although they also state that someone may be temporarily locked out of their account. Multiple violations can result in a full ban.
People have been calling for Twitter to ban Trump for a while, but the protests took on new urgency after Trump threatened nuclear war with North Korea in a tweet. He’s threatened the country in previous tweets as well, and Daisley acknowledged Trump’s “bellicosity” on the site, but downplayed its importance. “He’s sort of sabre-rattling. I think world leaders have used whatever media possible to do those things and to caution other countries about what’s happening,” he said.