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Twitter has stated that President Trump could be at risk of being banned from the platform after the inauguration.
According to The Daily Wire:
Twitter confirmed that they could clamp down harder on President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account after he leaves office.
Trump will lose the protections that Twitter offers to world leaders when he becomes a private citizen, exposing him to the possibility of being more strictly moderated and possibly even banned if he continues to disseminate “conspiracy theories,” according to The Independent.
According to Twitter’s “principles & approach” to world leaders, “if a Tweet from a world leader does violate the Twitter Rules but there is a clear public interest value to keeping the Tweet on the service, we may place it behind a notice that provides context about the violation and allows people to click through should they wish to see the content.”
Trump will lose that stipulation at noon on Jan. 20, a Twitter spokesperson told Forbes last Thursday on condition of anonymity, also saying the company does not have “special rules” for dealing with Trump.
Twitter has been cracking down on President Trump’s tweets since the election and this new development comes as no surprise.