Donald Trump abused Twitter policies long before he was president. The ex-president, though, certainly ramped up his bullying and lies once he moved into the White House. And for the most part, Twitter let him get away with the abuse.
CEO Jack Dorsey argued that since Trump was president, his tweets needed to be seen despite the fact that he broke the company’s policies. The insurrection, though, was a bridge too far and Trump was banned from Twitter.
So what happens if Trump was to ever become president again? Twitter CFO Ned Segal says it would not matter and that the website’s ban is permanent.
Segal made the comments during a Wednesday morning appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Host Becky Quick asked, “If he came back, ran for office again, and was elected president, would you allow him back on the platform?”
“The way our policies work,” Segal responded, “when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform, whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official. And so our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.”
Watch clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNBC:
"The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform whether you're a commentator, you're a CFO or you are a former or current public official," says $TWTR CFO @nedsegal on if President Trump's account could be restored. pic.twitter.com/ZZxascb9Rz
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) February 10, 2021
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