Twitter Shares Statement on Why Trump Still Hasn't Been Banned

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Twitter has not suspended Trump and it explained why in a blog post on Friday.

"While you would love nothing more than to see a Twitter ToS Violation" for the president, "you and all of your liberal friends have NOTHING", Scavino tweeted to Stelter.

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

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"Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", the company wrote in Friday's post.

The statement comes after some Twitter users have called on the company to ban President Trump for tweets that they say encourage violence, even stoking fears of a nuclear war between the USA and North Korea.

Some Twitter users have called, repeatedly, for the social network to block President Donald Trump's account - but a new statement from Twitter essentially says that is not going to happen.

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At the time, Twitter said the tweet in question did not violate its terms of service.

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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. Among other things, critics have accused Trump of inciting violence with his tweets. Trump's repeated Twitter attacks on individuals and businesses have led numerous president's critics to argue that he has violated the platform's rules. Instead, it is credited to "Twitter, Inc". Trump has threatened people on the site before, and has retweeted content from far-right British political organization Britain First, whose leaders were recently banned from Twitter following their dissemination of misleading, racist videos.

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Because of these occasional forays into digital lunacy, folks have often petitioned the service to remove Trump from its list of users, often messaging CEO Jack Dorsey directly.

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