Twitter on Friday offered up an explanation for why it does not block world leaders like President Trump who post things that would get average Joes and Janes banished.
“There’s been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance,” Twitter said on Twitter.
“Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society,” the website’s unsigned statement said.
“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”