Twitter on Thursday suspended a new account created to share statements from former President Donald Trump, saying it violated the social media company’s policy on banned users.
The new account, @DJTDesk, appeared on Twitter this week, apparently as a way to get around the permanent ban on Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The bio on the @DJTDesk said the account would include “posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via DonaldJTrump.com/Desk.” Trump didn’t directly run the account, the former president’s spokesman, Jason Miller, said.
A Twitter representative told NBC News that, “as stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account.”
The Twitter account appeared to include posts from the website Trump established Tuesday to share his public statements after various social media companies banned him from having accounts. The site, “From the desk of Donald J. Trump,” features statements Trump has made dating back to March of this year.
The site does not provide any way for users to respond to or otherwise interact with Trump’s posts. It does include the option to share his statements to Twitter and Facebook as well as sign up for updates and contribute to Trump’s “Save America Joint Fundraising Committee.”
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