Twitter says it will now penalise politicians who break its rules. Trump, in particular, has recently complained that he has been treated unfairly by the social network.
Previously, Twitter was soft on public figures― including government officials ― when their most offensive tweets violated its terms of service. They explained the stance by saying that the tweets were of public interest.
But on Thursday, the company announced it would start making it harder for users to find and view negative content.
According to Twitter, none of the offending posts would be completely removed. They’ll apply to government officials and those running for office, who are verified and have more than 100,000 followers.
Trump is among a few other politicians who have been criticised for his tweets and avoiding the consequences a normal person would have to face on the platform.
Twitter and other social media platforms have previously struggled to successfully implement and enforce new rules.
The US president has been complaining of late that he has been treated unfairly by the social network. Speaking to Fox Business, he said:
"They make it very hard for people to join me on Twitter and to get out the message.”
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