Twitter says it will hide tweets by world leaders and politicians that break its rules but have been left online “in the public interest”.

Tweets from prominent government officials that break the platform’s rules but have been left online will be hidden behind a notice.

The company accepted it had not clearly communicated many of the decisions it had made in the past.

But the new notice will only be applied to tweets sent after 27 June.


Twitter’s critics say the platform does not enforce its rules evenly, allowing politicians to break its rules on abuse, harassment and incitement.

In the past, Twitter has defended some of its decisions by saying the tweets in question were “newsworthy”.

For example, in September 2017 the company said it had decided to leave a

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