Twitter Says They Will Not be Taking Down Trump’s Cold Case Tweets
Twitter has a long list of rules and regulations that all users must follow. All users except for the President of the United States, that is. Donald Trump repeatedly violates rules about bullying and false information but as of now, the website has let those violations slide.
The President has recently really put those standards to the test by repeatedly hinting that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough committed murder. Today, a Twitter spokesperson told Mediate that they will not be removing the tweets.
On Tuesday morning, Scarborough’s wife and co-host, Mika Brzezinski tweeted at Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, “Please delete those tweets – NYT/Kara Swisher- ‘taking the original ones (tweets) down would send a strong message that this behavior is not tolerated.'”
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) May 26, 2020
Timothy Klausutis, the husband of the women who passed, has also asked Twitter to take the posts down. He wrote in a letter:
“I am now angry as well as frustrated and grieved. I understand that Twitter’s policies about content are designed to maintain the appearance that your hands are clean you provide the platform and the rest is up to users. However, in certain past cases, Twitter has removed content and accounts that are inconsistent with your terms of service.”
As of now, though, Twitter plans on doing absolutely nothing. When reached for a statement, a Twitter spokesperson said, “We are deeply sorry about the pain these statements, and the attention they are drawing, are causing the family. We’ve been working to expand existing product features and policies so we can more effectively address things like this going forward, and we hope to have those changes in place shortly.”