News: Twitter asks: when should we cut off rule-breaking world leaders?.
(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said Thursday it would solicit public input on when and how it should ban world leaders. It said it was reviewing the guidelines and considering whether leaders should be subject to the same rules as other users. Social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook Inc has been audited on the way they handle accounts of politicians and government officials, particularly following the ban on former US President Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence following the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Twitter said it would post a poll on March 19 to see if users think politicians should be bogged down Twitter Rules and what enforcement action should be taken if they violate them. The poll ends on April 12th at 5 p.m.
Facebook, who indefinitely suspended Trump in January, has asked his independent regulator to decide whether to keep the ban in place.
Twitter said it was also in the process of consulting with human rights experts, civil society and academics on policy.
Reporting by Nilanjana Basu in Bengaluru; Adaptation of Shinjini Ganguli
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