推特:世界领导人账户享有特殊地位 Twitter Says Accounts of World Leaders Have Special Status

社交媒体公司推特再次强调其立场,世界领导人的推特账户有特殊地位,抵制一些用户希望推特公司关闭美国总统川普的账户的要求。

推特公司星期五发博文说,即使世界领导人的推文引起争议,也不会关闭他们的账户,因为有必要促进有关公共政策的讨论。

推特公司说,关闭账户不会封闭任何世界领导人的声音,但是肯定会压制有关领导人言行的讨论。

推特公司此前曾表示,在决定是否删除推文前,首先要考虑推文是否具有新闻性质,是否涉及公共利益。

推特公司上个月开始实行新规定,删除包括煽动暴力的“仇恨”言论。

Social media giant Twitter has reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status, pushing back against calls from some users for the company to ban U.S. President Donald Trump.

In a blog post Friday, Twitter said it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are “controversial” because of a need to promote discussions about public policy.

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

The company has previously said that it considers whether a post is newsworthy and of public interest before deciding whether or not to remove a tweet.

Last month, Twitter began enforcing new rules to remove “hateful” content on the network, including posts that promote violence.