Don’t expect the @realDonaldTrump account on Twitter to be back in action anytime soon, especially after Twitter famously handed Former President Donald Trump a permanent suspension earlier this year.
“There has been no changes to anything we have shared in the past around the former president’s account,” Twitter CFO Ned Segal said on Yahoo Finance Live.
On January 8, 2021, Twitter handed out a permanent suspension of then President Donald Trump’s widely followed account. The decision came in the wake of the uprising on Capitol Hill, which many believe was fueled by Trump’s comments on Twitter.
Segal said it was important that the social media site stay consistent, and remain transparent so people know exactly what to expect from them. Segal added that “We don’t have an oversight board like that [like Facebook]. Our team is accountable for the decisions that we make. There are no changes to anything we have talked about in the past.”
Facebook, on the other hand, is close to making a decision on the suspension they gave Trump on January 6. An independent oversight board is expected to announce Trump’s fate on the social media site at 9 a.m. ET. on Wednesday.
Actually, the Facebook oversight board, made up of outside experts and civic leaders funded by Facebook, has been mulling over what to do about Trump’s Facebook account since January 21, when Facebook asked them to review its decision to indefinitely suspend Trump’s account after the attack on the Capitol that he was accused of inciting.