The former president (Donald Trump) will not return to Twitter at any time in the future, even if he runs for the position again and wins, according to the company’s CFO.
And in response to a question during Interview With CNBC on whether Trump could restore his Twitter privileges if he won the presidency again, Twitter Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal explained (Ned SegalThat Trump’s ban is permanent.
Segal said: Running for public office again will not reflect the ban the company imposed on Trump in the wake of the Capitol riots on January 6th, and regardless of the outcome, the realDonaldTrump account will remain suspended forever.
The question appears closely related given the ongoing impeachment trial in Congress, as the central question at the trial is whether Democrats can prevent Trump from running for president again in 2024 or seek another general federal office.
Segal added to CNBC: When you are removed from the platform, you will not come back, whether you are a commentator, were you a CFO, or you were formerly or currently a public servant, and this is how our policies work.
He said: Our policies are designed to make sure that people do not incite violence, and if anyone does that, we must remove it from service and our policies do not allow people to return.
Twitter was not the only platform that took action against Trump in the wake of the events of January 6 and his continued refusal to accept the results of the 2020 US election.
Trump has also been banned from Facebook and Instagram, and dozens of other platforms have taken various oversight measures of some kind as well.
But Twitter was Trump’s primary means of communication, and his absence from the stage dealt a serious blow to his ability to spread false information about the election results and remain an active participant in discussions around the first few weeks of Biden’s presidency.
Twitter released its fourth-quarter financial results, indicating that it continued to gain new users even after Trump was banned.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said: “We are clearly a much larger platform than any single topic or account.