Twitter says it will uphold its ban on Donald Trump, even if he were to run for public office again.
According to NBC News, Twitter’s chief financial officer Ned Segal told CNBC, “When you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform.”
Segal continued, “Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence,” the CFO 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.”
Segal also dispelled the notion that many users left the social media platform after Trump was banned.
“We added 40 million people to our DAU [daily active user count] last year, and 5 million last quarter,” Segal said. “In January, we added more DAU than the average of the last four Januarys, so hopefully that gives people a sense for the momentum we’ve got from all the hard work we’ve done on the service.”
Twitter was the first social media platform to take permanent action to ban Trump on January 8th, after the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.