‘When you’re removed, you’re removed’: Twitter chief says Trump ban is PERMANENT even if he’s re-elected
Former President Donald Trump will never be allowed back on Twitter, even if he runs for office again in 2024 and wins, company Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal told CNBC.
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“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,” Segal told CNBC on Wednesday, adding that bans are permanent “whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official.”
Trump was banned from Twitter and a host of other social media platforms in January, after he addressed a crowd of supporters in Washington, DC who went on to force their way inside the US Capitol. Trump had told the supporters to protest “peacefully and patriotically,” but Twitter took offence at a pair of tweets he issued two days later, in which he praised the “American Patriots who voted for me,” and declared he would not be going to Joe Biden’s inauguration.
According to Twitter, these tweets “were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the US. Capitol on January 6, 2021,” and Trump’s account was suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
February 10, 2021 at 6:56 PM #402378mrdmkParticipant
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Prior to 2016, the media was in love with The Donald because he had high ratings. When Trump said something lots of people went to go look and respond to it. Even Les Moonves, “Donald Trump maybe be bad for America, but he is good for ratings.”
After 2016, Trump could not keep his mouth shut when it really mattered. Saying he lost the popular vote due illegals and other factions voting for Democrats was the real reason of this phenomena. Further he was going to do something about it and not accept the outcome in 2020. At this point, people could put Trump off as a sore winner and that was that.
In the 2020 Debates with Joe Biden, Trump could bring himself to put white supremacist in their place. Trump said, “stand back and stand by!” You could hear the audience at the debates take a deep breath in shock. My reaction to Trump’s statement was, “this man will light America on fire and start a race war to stay in power.” That in my opinion was a turning point for Trump’s platform in Social Media and other outlets.
At this moment, Trump’s future in the media is dismal. He resigned from SAGG so there are no more TV or movie appearances. He will make news headlines, but they will be less than faltering. Maybe, just maybe Trump can have a positive moment and teach Hillary Clinton how to shut-up and go away.
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February 10, 2021 at 8:21 PM #402391gordyflParticipant
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By removing Trump from Twitter, they are essentially removing Trump from the world stage. Of course, we can still tweet about Trump (for now), but Trump’s own views are forbidden on Twitter.
Since 80% of Twitter’s audience comes from outside the US, what if Twitter decides to ban leaders of other countries from tweeting — leaders like Boris Johnson, Xi Jinping, Maduro, or Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador? How would their people react? How would the world react?
Allies and critics of the US president slam Twitter’s move to ban him from its platform, citing freedom of speech.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesperson on Monday said Twitter’s decision to ban Trump from its platform is “problematic”, adding that the freedom of opinion is of “elementary significance”.
- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: “I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Facebook. I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that. A court of censorship like the Inquisition to manage public opinion: this is really serious.”
- Alexey Navalny: In a lengthy thread on Twitter, Russian opposition figure and Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny blasted the move as “an unacceptable act of censorship” adding that the decision, which was “based on emotions and personal political preferences”, could serve as a precedent to clamp down of freedom of speech elsewhere.
Not everyone opposed the cancelling of Trump’s Twitter account. Hillary Clinton and Joe Manchin welcomed the action.
February 10, 2021 at 8:27 PM #402393game meatParticipant
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Whether or not Trump had it coming misses the point. It’s more than a little concerning that a private company can essentially silence a world leader whenever they see fit. I’m not comfortable with them having that power.
February 10, 2021 at 9:19 PM #402403xyzseParticipant
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This just goes to show how powerful these Social Media services are in regards to peddling information.
This means, they can bar any one for any reason from having a voice. Since they have gotten so big, that they have effectively become the Town Halls of the new era, I can’t agree with this type of censorship.
Though yes, since Twitter is still a private entity, they are free to do such things. I can’t agree with censorship however, and I still say go after people for their actions, and not what they say.
I still can’t agree with this type of censorship and people should be more wary of this. Doesn’t matter if you dislike or disagree with someone.
Although, I must say, him being deleted is hilarious to me.
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