According to Twitter’s CFO, Trump will never be allowed back on its platform – even if he became president again.
Last month, we heard that Twitter had decided to ban Donald Trump’s from its platform, after inciting a violent insurrection at the US Capitol. Twitter described the ban as permanent indefinite at the time, but what would happen if Trump ran for president again?
More importantly, what would happen if he ran and won again? According to Twitter’s CFO, Ned Segal, the ban would still stand.
In a recent interview with CNBC, the top executive explained that this is “the way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform.” Not that we had any doubt about it since Trump was banned last month, but it doesn’t matter who you are:
“Whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official. 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,” Segal explained.
"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," says $TWTR CFO @nedsegal on if President Trump's account could be restored. pic.twitter.com/ZZxascb9Rz
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) February 10, 2021
The result of the former US President’s impeachment trial this weekend means he won’t be barred from holding public office again, but it seems his “incitement of violence” was a step too far for Twitter, which had been criticized numerous times for not silencing Trump’s voice before – on its platform.
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