Twitter Bans Account After it Tweets Statements from Trump's New Platform
Posts from Trump's new platform blocked on platform
Big Tech giant Twitter has suspended a user for sharing messages from President Donald Trump's personal micro-blog, despite the account not being set up by Trump or his team.
Earleir this year, Twitter announced Trump's ban from the platform is permanent, and his account would not be reinstated even if he was to return to the White House.
Neon Nettle reported on Thursday that Trump had launched his own online message board platform to counter censorship from social media platforms.
Trump launched a new communications platform called "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump."
The new platform allows Trump to bypass his social media bans by enabling supporters to share his statements on Twitter and Facebook.
A Twitter account with the handle "@DJTDesk" was created.
The account was started to share posts "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," but "was not created by anyone on President Trump's team," the New York Post reported.
Within hours of going live, the account was suspended.
A Twitter spokesperson said the company's policy is to "take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account."
Earlier this week, Facebook's Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram but said it was "not appropriate" to impose the "indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension."
"The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account," the board said in a statement.
Trump responded to Facebook's decision to hold hits ban instated after the January 6 Capitol riot.
Trump highlighted corrupt politics lurking behind the ban.
"What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country."
"Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before."
"The People of our Country will not stand for it!"
"These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process."
Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows told "America's Newsroom:"
"It is a sad day for America."
"It’s a sad day for Facebook because I can tell you, a number of members of Congress are now looking at: Do they break up Facebook, do they make sure that they don't have a monopoly?"