Democratic senators question Trump's NKorea tweets

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The company also sought to counter assertions that controversial figures like Trump were kept on the platform largely because they helped Twitter's bottom line.

"Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate".

In a blog post the company said its goal "is to serve and help advance the global, public conversation" and therefore would not remove content from elected leaders.

In a statement "World Leaders on Twitter", the platform said it would not remove world leaders or censor their tweets because of their "outsized impact" on society.

It said such a move would also not silence a world leader, but it "would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".

Critics said the tweet violated Twitter's ban against threats of violence. A group in San Francisco, however, is turning its attention not to Trump, but to Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey.

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In an interview with USA broadcaster Voice of America, Pence said the president's leadership on the world stage has resulted in "measurable progress", especially on the issue of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the "Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times".

"No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions", the company added. Twitter declined to take the videos down from Trump's account - saying first that they were newsworthy, and then clarifying that they did not violate its policies.

The company's policy has an exemption for military or government entities, but Twitter also said that the Trump tweet did not constitute a "specific threat".

Two senior Democratic senators asked the country's intelligence chief Thursday (Jan 4) to assess the national security risks of President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea.

If you're still using Twitter, you probably won't be surprised by the fact that the company retains its right to impose its own rules selectively - after all, it's been doing so for years.

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