Twitter is still grappling with the ramifications of the Trump ban and is now asking users for advice on how to moderate politicians and world leaders in the future.
In particular, the company is researching public opinion on whether “world leaders should be subject to the same rules as everyone else on Twitter” and on “what kind of enforcement is appropriate” when such a figure violates the rules.
In one blog post, the company said it will hold a poll from March 19 to April 12 to “inform the development of our policy framework.” This questionnaire would be available in 14 languages to help ensure a global contribution: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.
The company says it also consults with human rights experts, academics and civil society organizations around the world.
While many believe Trump’s ban was justified, some believe it sets a dangerous precedent – and still others believe it came too late. Yet establishing stronger and clearer rules in the future is probably in everyone’s best interest. Hopefully the survey can help guide these best practices.