President Donald Trump briefly tweeted from a secondary Twitter account he has seldom utilized after the social media platform banned his primary account for prompting violence on Friday.
Twitter erased the series of tweets within minutes, where were made using the @POTUS account. That account is scheduled for any sitting U.S. president, but Trump has rarely utilized it.
” As I have been stating for a very long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter workers have actually collaborated with Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me– and YOU, the 75,000,000 terrific patriots who elected me,” Trump tweeted. “Twitter might be a personal business, however without the federal government’s present of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I forecasted this would take place.”
” We have actually been negotiating with other different websites, and will have a huge statement soon, while we also take a look at the possibilities of developing out our own platform in the near future,” he included. “We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about COMPLIMENTARY SPEECH. They have to do with promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious individuals worldwide today are allowed to speak easily … STAY TUNED!”
A Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek that “utilizing another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules” and any further efforts by Trump to subvert the restriction will be rapidly obstructed, although the @POTUS account itself will not be suspended.
” We have taken steps to implement this with regard to current Tweets from the @POTUS account,” the spokesperson stated. “For government accounts, such as @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, we will not suspend those accounts permanently but will take action to restrict their usage.”
Not long after the company removed the @POTUS tweets, the Trump campaign’s @TeamTrump account was likewise suspended. A few of the president’s more outspoken supporters, including his previous consultant Michael Flynn and pro-Trump legal representative and conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell, were prohibited from Twitter previously in the day.
Earlier on Friday, Twitter banned the outgoing president’s @realDonaldTrump account permanently after he continued violating the platforms rules with tweets that the company stated could prompt violence similar to that perpetrated by the pro-Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday as Congress was fulfilling to accredit President-elect Joe Biden’s election win.