The social media giant announced on Friday that Trump’s personal Twitter account would remain forever suspended after the company’s Safety department conducted a thorough review of both the content of Trump’s recent posts as well as how they were being received by other users.
As a follow-up, the company also suspended the Trump campaign’s account, @TeamTrump.
The Twitter account associated with Trump’s office, @POTUS, remains active, but the account is sparsely used and contains only official statements by his office.
“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,” the company wrote on its blog on Friday.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement,” the blog continues.
The post goes on to detail several of Trump’s recent tweets, explaining how in the context of recent events, Trump’s language amounts to “glorification of violence,” which is against Twitter’s rules.
Following the move, Trump said that he was looking at “building out our new platform in the near future”.
The US president has heavily relied on this very social media platform to communicate with the public throughout his presidency, having garnered nearly 90 million followers on his account.
“We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon,” he said, according to one of the screenshots.