Twitter refuses to rule out suspending Trump’s account Jun 05, 2020 0 1543 12345 LONDON: A top Twitter executive on Thursday refused to rule out suspending Donald Trump’s account if the US president continued posting incendiary messages such as those about the George Floyd protests. Trump has relied on Twitter to get out his message without submitting himself to questions from reporters. His 81.7 million followers have made the @realDonaldTrump account one of Twitter’s 10 most popular. Twitter public policy strategy director Nick Pickles told a UK parliamentary hearing on Thursday that the platform had decided to put Trump’s tweets to the same review process as it has for all other verified public figures. “Whenever a tweet by any user is posted and reported to us, we consider it under our rules. If any user on Twitter continues to break our rules, then we will continue to have discussions about all avenues open to us.” (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Trump trying to ‘divide’ America, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis Jun 05, 2020 0 3775 Brazil, Mexico see record deaths as virus rages across LatAm Jun 05, 2020 0 1804 Russian ecosystem needs decade to recover from massive diesel spill Jun 05, 2020 0 1278 Leaders pledge 8.8 billion dollars to fund global vaccine drive DPA LONDON International leaders on Thursday pledged 8.8 billion dollars at a donor summit for vaccine programmes to help the world’s poorest nations, exceeding their funding target. While the world’s attention is on .. France cancels Bastille Day parade, replaces with tribute to health workers AFP Paris France on Thursday cancelled the 2020 Bastille Day military parade due to coronavirus social distancing requirements, replacing it with a tribute to health workers fighting the pandemic. Rather than the .. France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitiser PARIS: French winemakers will transform wine that went unsold during the country’s two-month coronavirus lockdown into hand sanitiser and ethanol to make room for the next harvest, a farming agency said on Thursday. .. Trudeau says Canada winning virus fight, advises caution OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared on Thursday that Canada is winning the fight against the new coronavirus, with the latest data showing new cases in decline. But he also warned that the battle is not over .. Britain to require face coverings on public transport from June 15 LONDON: Britain will require passengers to wear masks or other face coverings on public transport from June 15 to curb the spread of coronavirus, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday, a move that a trade .. Bill Gates ‘disappointed’ by US withdrawal from WHO DPA New York Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said he is “disappointed” by the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gates would .. Pompeo presses allies to fund Islamic State fight despite budget crunch AFP Washington US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged allies to make up a shortfall in funding to defeat the Islamic State movement despite a budget crunch after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. .. Protesters welcome new charges in Floyd killing but remain in streets AFP Minneapolis US protesters welcomed new charges brought on Wednesday against Minneapolis officers in the killing of African American man George Floyd -- but thousands still marched in cities across the country for a ..