The social media giant Twitter has announced that it will issue new restrictions on world leaders who violate its terms of service, including limiting how ordinary users interact with them, according to TechCrunch.
Twitter announced that any such tweets by world leaders will no longer be able to be liked, replied to, shared, or retweeted by regular users; instead, the only option available will be to “quote-tweet” the offending tweet, wherein regular users can “express their opinions” about the tweet itself.
In a statement addressing the new change, Twitter said that “When it comes to the actions of world leaders on Twitter, we recognize that this is largely new ground and unprecedented.”
The rule change immediately follows Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) calling on Twitter to ban the account of President Donald Trump, during the most recent Democratic primary debate. Despite calls from the Left to do so, Twitter has previously avoided taking action against such world leaders due to their greater visibility and larger profile than ordinary users.