Twitter CFO Says Trump’s Ban Permanent, Even If He Runs for Office
Twitter banned Donald Trump citing concerns about the risk of further incitement of violence at the US Capitol.
Twitter on Wednesday, 10 February, informed that it will not allow former President of the United States Donald Trump back on the social micro-blogging platform, even if he ran again and was elected to office.
Responding to a question in a new interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Twitter Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal made it clear that the doors to Twitter has been shut for Trump.
“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform – whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official,” Segal said.
“Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back,” added Segal.
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This move has come after Twitter banned Trump a month ago for allegedly using the platform for inciting violence at the US Capitol. The social media platform cited concerns over the “risk of further incitement of violence” and Trump’s previous tweets as well.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action,” Twitter wrote.
“… We made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence,” said the social media platform while blocking Trump’s account on 8 January 2021.
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