Tensions skyrocket with the North Korean regime

Mai Chiamthamachinda, Staff Writer

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September 23, tensions arose once President of the United States, Donald Trump, tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer.”

The phrase “Little Rocket Man” shocked many audiences in both the United States and around the world who saw the tweet as referencing to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.

Leaders from North Korea fired back in response to President Trump’s tweet.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive countermeasures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country,” tweeted Ru Yong Ho, a North Korean military officer and past Chief of the General Staff on September 25.

Clearly, Ri Yong Ho has stated that he is not afraid to rage war upon the United States.

Many people were both angered and upset once Twitter announced that their company was going to remain neutral and do nothing about removing the tweet. Angered citizens believed that it clearly violated the rules, since it engaged in violent threats and attacks on people based on race, religion, or gender.

Twitter however, stated that they would not remove the tweet since it did not violate any of its rules which include: “Those rules indicate the company can suspend an account that is deemed to have engaged in violent threats; attacks on people based on race, religion, gender and more; or “targeted abuse or harassment of others).

Twitter representatives also believe that the tweet was not an actual threat. Furthermore, they stated that the news was considered too newsworthy and informative to be removed from their page.

In the end, Twitter did not remove the tweet since they believed there was no violations.

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Tensions skyrocket with the North Korean regime