Twitter has announced that US President Donald Trump will not be removed from the social networking service following mounting calls from users and protesters to ban the president for inciting violence with his controversial tweets.
A flood of messages began on social media Tuesday calling for Twitter to block Trump’s tweets, with many saying they had reported Trump for violating Twitter’s terms of service.
In a statement issued on Friday, Twitter did not mention Trump by name, but instead defended its decision not to censor “world leaders.”
“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” the company wrote in a blog post.
“It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions,” it added. “Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because…