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Donald Trump Will Never Be Allowed Back On Twitter Again

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Donald Trump Will Never Be Allowed Back On Twitter Again

Donald Trump will be banned from Twitter forever - even if he runs for president in the future.

The former POTUS was booted off the social media platform back in January after the deadly Capitol riots.

Following the ban, some questioned whether Trump running for office in the future would mean he was allowed back on Twitter, but it seems as though that won't be the case.

Twitter's chief financial officer Ned Segal has said the ban will remain no matter what.

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He told CNBC's Squawk Box: "If you are removed from the platform, you are removed from the platform.

"Whether you are 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."

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
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In a statement at the time of the ban, Twitter said: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

"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.

"Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

"However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement."

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In a thread, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the move, calling it 'the right decision'.

In a long thread, he said: "I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here.

"After a clear warning we'd take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?

"I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety.

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"Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all."

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Topics: US News, Politics

Claire Reid
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