Did Trump Violate Twitter’s General Policies?
In the latest attempt to deflect attention on his caustic, failing presidency, Donald Trump got on Twitter this weekend and accused President Obama of tapping the phones in Trump Tower. Everybody, including the director of the FBI is calling this nonsense, which it is, but it got me thinking: Did President Trump just violate a general policy rule on Twitter that could get him banned?
The “Twitter Rules” as they call them, begin as follows:
“We believe that everyone should have the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”
However, they also make it very clear that you can’t just get on their platform and do what you want:
“ In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Twitter, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).”
In the “Spam Policy” section of their guidelines, the following is listed:
“If you repeatedly create false or misleading content”
Now, if his latest rant is found to be groundless, does this not qualify as being a violation of their own guidelines? Does this not warrant him being banned from his favorite mouthpiece?
If you agree, you might want to keep this link handy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170408