27 Sep 2017

Twitter keeps Trump's N Korea tweet for 'newsworthiness'

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 27 September 2017

Twitter is refusing to take down a tweet made by Donald Trump in the weekend that threatened North Korea. Many have interpreted the tweet as being a violation of Twitter's terms of service, which forbid users to make violent threats, either directly or indirectly. But the social media service has released a statement saying the Tweet won't be taken down, due to factors such as "newsworthiness", and whether a tweet is of public interest. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Georgia Wells joins us with details of the case.