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In real estate they say location is everything. In media it's timing.

So it was a moment of kismet for Miles Kahn executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee—of the "Ivanka Trump is a feckless c..." fame—to sign into Twitter at the moment he did.

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Twitter, like all social media platforms, has community standards and terms of service (TOS) that users are required to adhere to or face deletion of tweets or banning for repeated violations. But certain people seem immune to such standards.

World leaders who post misleading or false information or outright lies or tweets that threaten harm have been a bone of contention between social media platform users and the companies that own them. Complaints have been issued to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter by users, frequently tagging the company heads like Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey.

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Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated since President Donald Trump's administration disclosed alleged plans by the country to attack Americans in the Middle East.

In a stark reversal of his administration's efforts to downplay rising tensions with the nation, President Donald Trump minced no words in calling out the country's government on Twitter.

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Twitter's use of algorithms to detect harmful speech has been successful in stifling ISIS propaganda on the site, but white supremacist content still runs rampant.

During a March meeting, a Twitter employee asked an executive a simple question: if Twitter could apply algorithms that successfully ban ISIS, why can't it do the same for white supremacy?

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: CEO of Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey accepts the award for CEO of the Year onstage during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced at a company event that Twitter would remove the ability to "like" individual tweets in an effort to improve the quality of debate on its website, according to a report in The Telegraph. Although Twitter has not released a definitive statement, its communications team said in a tweet that it is  "in the early stages of the work" and has "no plans" to share details at this moment.

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Earlier this month a slew of social media platforms including iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Pinterest, banned Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory promoting website InfoWars. While Jones claims it violates his right to free speech, the platforms bowed to mounting public pressure to enforce the requirements of each company’s own terms of service (TOS).

Twitter now joins them, at least temporarily.

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: CEO of Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey accepts the award for CEO of the Year onstage during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey provided an explanation for why Infowars personality Alex Jones's Twitter account had not been suspended despite his proclivity for hate speech and other violent rhetoric, but his claim that Jones "hasn't violated our rules" did not go over well.

"We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does," Dorsey wrote.

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