When Twitter Tries to Explain

By Maryam Iraj

Gone are the days when Cuban Missile Crisis was handled with political acumen, dignity and wisdom by the President of America, JFK, in 1962, and the world was saved from blowing up. Fast forward to 2017, we have President of America, Mr. Donald J. Trump, who publicly threats the world with his nuclear reactions and loves to blow up the world.

He knows how to qualify to bully on social media without being caught with 46 million followers under his belt. The one glaring example is his nuclear reactions to his political opponents on Twitter. But, lo and behold, not everyone can take the same liberties with social media. In an official explanation in the Twitter Inc. blog post on January 5, 2018, authorities explained that “Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society”.

Now the question which needs our attention is whether only elected leaders can get away with such comments or non-democratic leaders are also authorized to the same blessings of nuclear-threats. The most befitting reply by Twitter Inc. is the line in the same post which reads “We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind”. It does not take much to understand that nuclear threats are in the “public interests” as per Twitter blog post. Irrespective of the mounting criticism which Twitter is subject to, and the stated Twitter Rules and Policies on its official website, it holds on to its stance of defending President Trump, and continues to justify so in future.

Latest twitter threat of Trump to North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

World, rest in peace!