No One Exempt From Hate-Speech Rules On Twitter, Not Even Donald Trump

No One Exempt From Hate-Speech Rules On Twitter, Not Even Donald TrumpThe Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile device. Photo credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Micro-blogging site Twitter recently banned hundreds of accounts that violated its rules and said no one is exempt from its hate-speech rules – not even President-elect Donald Trump. "The Twitter Rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies," a company spokesperson told online magazine Slate.

"The Twitter Rules apply to all accounts, including verified accounts," the spokesperson was quoted as saying, and that could mean, hypothetically, Trump, who has a track record of using social networking sites to flag conspiracy theories, attack reporters and even threaten political rivals, could too be banned or suspended.

Facebook, on the other hand, indicated that it would not apply its normal community standards to posts from President-elect Trump, given their newsworthiness and the widespread popular support for his views, the report said.

With inputs from IANS