Twitter Not Backing Down on Ban
On Wednesday, Twitter announced that its permanent ban on former President Donald Trump will not be lifted. This ban will apply even if Trump plans to run for re-election in 2024 in an attempt to return to his post at the Oval Office.
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The announcement was made by Twitter Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal during an interview on the CNBC program “Squawk Box.” It is clear that Segal was using this platform as a means to convince investors that the popular online social media platform is in a stable financial position even after refusing to let Trump participate.
When asked if the ban would be lifted if Trump won the presidency again, Segal said that the company would not back down. Segal said that a ban applies regardless of whether you are a political figure or CFO.
History of the Ban
Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 8. This move occurred after Twitter had repeatedly censored many of the president’s tweets. The ban was a reaction to claims that Trump had incited the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
In addition to being banned from Twitter, Trump also lost privileges on Facebook, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Snapchat. Big tech has not been shy about aligning with Democrats to silence Trump and his supporters.
Trump Enjoying the Good Life
While Trump was understandably upset when the Twitter ban first came down, reports out of his home at Mar-a-Lago are that he is now enjoying this downtime not being chained to social media. Former First Lady Melania Trump also echoed the sentiment that Trump seems happier in this new role as a private citizen.