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Prez-elect not exempt from hate-speech rules: Twitter


New York : Twitter recently banned hundreds of accounts that violated its rules and the micro-blogging site 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, according to IANS.

“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.