There will be no more Twitter for Donald Trump: the social network confirms that he is banned forever
About a month ago Twitter indefinitely blocked Donald Trump’s account. The now former president of the United States, facing a second impeachment, is locked for life and you will not be able to return to Twitter under any circumstances.
This has been confirmed by Ned Segal, Twitter’s CFO, in a interview with CNBC. In it, Negal explained that “as our policies work, when one is removed from the platform, he is removed from the platformbe it a commentator, CFO or former or current public official. “
“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
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In addition, Negal added that “our policies are designed to ensure that people do not incite violence. And if someone does, we have to remove them from service. And our policies don’t let people come backIn other words, and always according to Negal, this means that even if Trump were re-elected in a future election, he would not be able to return to Twitter.
For the CEO of Twitter “it was the right decision”
After Twitter indefinitely blocked Donald Trump’s account, Jack Dorsey, CEO of the social network, ruled on the matter. Dorsey justified the blockade and assured that “it was the correct decision”. The CEO of Twitter explained that they made the decision with the best information they had, based on risks and security both on and off Twitter.
However, Dorsey felt that the block had “real and significant” implications and that, at the social network level, it was a “our failure to promote healthy conversation“He also confessed that it set” a precedent that I consider dangerous: the power that an individual or a corporation has over a part of the global public conversation. “
Faced with the blocking of Twitter, many of Donald Trump’s followers they moved to Parler, which ended up losing the support of Amazon, Apple and Google, ergo their applications and the platform servers, which at that time used AWS (Amazon). On January 21, Parler stopped working. Telegram was also the protagonist, which claimed to have blocked “dozens of public channels with calls to violence for thousands of subscribers.”
Via | CNBC