Twitter will uphold its ban on former President Donald Trump, even if he were to run for office again.
“When you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,” Twitter CFO Ned Segal told CNBC on Wednesday morning.
“Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence,” Segal said. “He was removed when he was president and there’d be no difference for anybody who’s a public official once they’ve been removed from the service.”
Twitter was the first social media platform to take permanent action against Trump following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, after initially suspending his account for 12 hours.
“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,” the company announced in a blog post on Jan. 8.