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Should Twitter ban President Trump?

Twitter should ban President Trump

It would be a form of censorship

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Trump’s aggressive posts on Twitter has broken its terms of service, which should result in his account being banned, holds Adam Darby of The Kansas City Star. From a tweet of him beating up a person with the CNN logo covering their face to threatening to attack North Korea, the president has crossed the line of decency. Were any normal Twitter user to advocate violence this way, they would likely get banned. The same rules should apply to Trump, perhaps even more so because his rhetoric influences the actions of millions of people. He is setting a bad example that could result in real people getting hurt. 

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Banning President Trump from Twitter would end the public getting an unfiltered view of his thoughts, which is important, asserts Farhad Manjoo in a New York Times piece from December. Society would be left with polished White House statements that would no longer reflect his opinions this clearly. One way or another, removing Trump’s account would be a form of censorship. The president has made Twitter a unique place for political discourse. He is the leader of a country and his mindset represents many people. Simply banning this worldview from Twitter wouldn’t benefit anyone. His tweets are part of politics today.

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