Twitter CFO says former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter Account is banned forever, even if he becomes elected as the US President again.
Ned Segal, in a recent interview with Squawk Box, when asked about the ban on Trump’s Twitter account, responded with the following:
“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,”
It’s been almost a month since Trump’s Twitter account is banned and it seems it’s for, well, forever!
Why Trump’s Twitter Account is banned? A detailed explanation
Trump’s Twitter account was banned under the premise of Trump inciting Violence on the platform. Twitter closely examined and reviewed his tweets to understand how they can manipulate the current situation of the USA and worsen the condition for mass people. And although Trump is an elected public official, that does not mean that he or his Twitter account is above the normal rules and procedures and can also be suspended or removed.
The Explanation from Twitter: https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html
Let us look deeper into his tweets and try to understand the impacts of those tweets to incite more violence around the country given the situation of that time.
On the context of the Transition of Presidency, Donald Trump tweeted this at first:
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, America First, and Make America Great Again, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!”
Again, he tweeted just after a short amount of time:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Twitter explains how these two tweets will cause more violence given the pretext of the protests and storming by Trump supporters in the Capitol on the 6th of January, 2021. Besides, Twitter adds that it violates their ‘Glorification of Violence’ policy, and for that, the user named @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service. Further justification indicates that the incidents that occurred on the Capitol on the 6th of January would probably be repeated if tweets like these remained freely.
Some important explanations:
- Trump declaring not to attend the Inauguration of 20th January sends the message to his so-called followers to continue their protests and that the election was not legitimate, also contradicting the tweet of his Deputy Chief of Staff regarding an ‘orderly transition’.
- Trump Supporters may take this as a green signal to cause ruckus in the inauguration of 20th January given that Trump will not be present there.
- Due to these careless tweets, future attacks had been planned on the 17th of January again on the US Capitol.
The Aftermath of the Suspension of the Twitter Account
The reactions to ‘trump’s Twitter account is banned’ were hilarious from both side of the pole. Here are some:
- AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH – Chrissy Teigen
- Trump Banned from Twitter* people in america* (sighs) – Arunwal
- Trump trying to sign up to another Twitter account – Dan Matthews
- “Hey do you know Melania’s Twitter password?” – Emily Denver
- Trump: ‘Joins Tiktok’ – JoobTube
- Thank you – Mark Ruffalo
However, not everyone seemed happy. And that includes Donald Trump Jr. himself:
- We are living Orwell’s 1984. Free-speech no longer exists in America. It died with big tech and what’s left is only there for a chosen few. – Donald Trump Jr
- Silencing people, not to mention the President of the US, is what happens in China not our country. – Nikki Haley
- If you’re on the right or not woke or want to raise Q’s about the integrity of our electoral system, you’re next. – Megyn Kelly
- Twitter may ban me for this but I willingly accept that fate: Your decision to permanently ban President Trump is a serious mistake. The Ayatollah can tweet, but Trump can’t. Says a lot about the people who run Twitter. – Lindsey Graham
Well well, now we cannot make everyone happy, but surely, people around the glob expressed relief heavily on accounts of the suspension. And now that we know the suspension is permanent, it gets even more serious.
Donald Trump has always been one of the most debated and criticized presidents of the US for his ‘foolish’ decisions and ‘wrong’ steps. We can only hope for him a better future, nothing else.