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Twitter says world leaders ‘not above’ its rules

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TWITTER said Tuesday world leaders are “not above” the rules of the online platform and could see their messages removed or demoted for egregious conduct violating its terms of service.

In a statement aimed at clarifying its policies, Twitter said it reserves the right to take “enforcement action” on offending tweets, notably those including threats of violence or posting of private information.

The move comes with social media, and Facebook in particular, facing pressure over enabling false and misleading statements from political leaders.

Both Facebook and Twitter have said they would not attempt to remove “newsworthy” comments from political leaders, and Facebook has exempted political ads........

© Asian Correspondent