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Twitter Promises to Clarify Rules in Wake of Trump North Korea Threat Tweets

"We hold all accounts to the same rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules," the company said

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    "We hold all accounts to the same rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules," the company said. "Among the considerations is 'newsworthiness' and whether a Tweet is of public interest."

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