#Trump Will Lose His #Twitter ‘Public Interest’ Protections In January; #socialmedia

New York (The Verge) — Trump will lose his Twitter ‘public interest’ protections in January theverge.com/2020/11/7/2155….

Twitter has confirmed that President Donald Trump will no longer be considered a world leader whose rule-breaking tweets are still allowed on the service.

President Donald Trump will lose Twitter privileges he enjoys as a world leader when President-Elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20th, 2021. Twitter confirmed that Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account will be subject to the same rules as any other user — including bans on inciting violence and posting false information about voting or the coronavirus pandemic.

Twitter applies special policies to world leaders and some other officials, leaving rule-breaking content online if there’s “a clear public interest value to keeping the tweet on the service.” The public interest policy was formalized in 2019, codifying a rule that had been informally enforced for some time. Adi Robertson/@verge

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