On Friday, Mr Trump tweeted that US military solutions were "fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely."
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Critics, including the Indian-origin actor, suggest this tweet is a threat of violence, and hence, a violation of Twitter's clearly stated terms of service:
Many seem to agree with Kal Penn, who previously worked with former US President Barack Obama:
Threatening nuclear war on Twitter feels like a terms of service violation— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) August 11, 2017
I reported this tweet for attempting to instigate a thermonuclear war. https://t.co/fT1DHCk5rr— Tom Wellborn (@TomWellborn) August 11, 2017
Cmon Twitter. It's time.... pic.twitter.com/dxN0YTHV4J— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) August 11, 2017
Yes but maybe one day Twitter will do something if it's en masse— Michelle Donaldson (@MichBrooksDon) August 11, 2017
Some, however, are not convinced there's any threat of violence in Mr Trump's tweet:
Nobodies going to fire a nuke, just a scare tactic.— Matty Musgrove (@MattyMusgrove) August 11, 2017
I didn't read "nuclear war" once in that tweet— Mat Shuster (@The_realShuster) August 12, 2017
Mr Trump's Twitter missteps (remember 'covfefe') frequently make headlines and while some have previously called for Mr Trump's account to be suspended, even banned, it seems highly unlikely Twitter will actually act on these requests.
"We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons," Mashable quotes a spokesperson from Twitter as saying, when asked about the latest controversy.
With over 35 million followers on the micro-blogging site, Mr Trump is one of the most active politicians on Twitter. He is the first US president to use his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, in addition to his official handle, @POTUS.
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