Recently an account on Twitter that was used to repost the former president Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts on Twitter has been banned. This account got banned merely a few days after it was created. There are many suspicions made by many Democrats on the fact that this is the former president only posting under a new username, though there is no way to prove this theory. The Twitter account went by the handle @PresTrumpTS.
An account that posted Trump’s Truth Social posts has been banned
Recently, an account dedicated to posting all of the former president Donald Trump’s posts from Truth Social onto Twitter through the username @PresTrumpTS was banned. Prior to being banned the description of the account read “President Donald Trump’s Truth Social Posts on Twitter: Making sure President Trump is heard on Twitter while he and Devin Nunes focus on Truth Social.”
The account had been active and was trying to subvert Mr Trump’s lifetime ban from Twitter. Before the said account was banned, there were 210 tweets available, copy-pasted by Mr Trump from Truth Social with the suffix “Please Follow & Retweet”. Twitter’s shadowban on Trump was declared after the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by his supporters. Twitter allegedly enforced the ban due to an infringement of the ‘Glorification of Violence’ policy by Trump.
Twitter has a policy of banning any account that attempts to “circumvent a Twitter suspension, enforcement action, or anti-spam challenge. This includes any behaviour intended to evade any Twitter remediation, such as creating a new account or repurposing an already-existing account.” It also adds that a banned user “can’t circumvent a Twitter suspension by operating, or having someone else operate on your behalf, an account which represents your identity, persona, brand or business persona for a different purpose.”
This shocking development comes a mere week after Elon Musk stated that he would be removing the shadowban on Trump because he thought it was unwise to do so in the first place.
Trump’s rocky relationship with Twitter explained
The former and 45th President of the United States of America Donald Trump was banned from Twitter after the incitement of violence on his Twitter account. Trump encouraged the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on 6th January 2021. His account was permanently banned after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building.
Before the company permanently banned Donald Trump’s Twitter account, Twitter had previously temporarily suspended Trump’s tweets for violating its policies on civic integrity and violence. The company claims to say that they had warned the former President that if he kept violating their policies they would be forced to ban him.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on the principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open. However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement,” Twitter posted this on their official blog on 8th January 2021. After Donald Trump’s account was permanently banned from Twitter he started his own social media platform called Truth Social.
Many supports of Trump and Trump himself are very happy about the fact that Twitter will be taken over by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. in spite of Musk saying he would reinstate the former president’s Twitter account post his takeover of the social media site, Trump has stated that even if Musk reinstates his account, he will not rejoin Twitter and stay on Truth Social.
Trump has recently also put many allegations on google for trying to sabotage Truth Social. Trump says that Google is not allowing Truth Social on android devices and that is causing a lot of problems for Trump’s social media site since android controls nearly 70% of the global operating system market and 42% of the domestic market. “Is Google trying to f**k me?” asked the former president. The app has been available solely on Apple devices, Truth Social cannot be downloaded by anyone using Android.
Though CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group Devin Nunes had said that TMTG is in process of striking a deal with Google no new updates have been received regarding Truth Social being accessible for android users till now. The former president recently expressed his concerns about how he thinks that Musk won’t go through with buying Twitter at the absurd price of $44 billion. “There is no way Elon Musk is going to buy Twitter at such a ridiculous price, especially since realizing it is a company largely based on BOTS or Spam Accounts,” the 45th president wrote.