Newsworthy and of Public Interest

Biz Stone
Biz Stone
Sep 25, 2017 · 1 min read

Note: These are not my words. I copied them here so they would be easier to read. These words were posted by Twitter’s @Policy account in a Twitter thread. https://twitter.com/Policy/status/912438046515220480

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Some of you have been asking why we haven’t taken down the Tweet mentioned here.

We hold all accounts to the same Rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules.

Among the considerations is “newsworthiness” and whether a Tweet is of public interest.

This has long been internal policy and we’ll soon update our public-facing rules to reflect it. We need to do better on this, and will.

Twitter is committed to transparency and keeping people informed about what’s happening in the world.

We’ll continue to be guided by these fundamental principles.

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