Twitter has suspended several accounts set up to share statements from former US President Donald Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules against evading an account ban. Trump’s Twitter account was banned in connection with the mob storming the US Capitol on January 6.
“As stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account,” a Twitter spokesman said in a statement, Reuters report.
Trump had 88 million followers on Twitter but the company has said he is banned from Twitter also if he runs for office again.
Trump’s recently launched website says it will deliver messages “from the Desk of Donald J Trump’s. One of the messages is repeating the debunked statement that the presidential elections were fraudulent: “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!”
The White House has not formally commented on the Oversight Board’s decision but President Joe Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters:
“The president’s view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations and elections.”