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Twitter Confirms Trump’s Permanent Ban On Platform

Twitter has again confirmed that the ban on the immediate past US President, Donald Trump, will not be reversed even if he runs again for Presidency in 2024.

The company’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, told CNBC’s Squawk Box “if you are removed from the platform, you are removed from the platform.”

Twitter had previously said that Mr. Trump was exempt from its rules because of his status as a newsworthy figure and a holder of public office.

But the comments suggest that he would not be able to come back to the site even if those things became true of him again.

As part of the same results, Twitter chief executive, Jack Dorsey, said that the ban of Mr Trump did not impact negatively on the company’s growth.

Speaking to investors apparently on the ban, Dorsey remarked: “We’re a platform that is obviously much larger than any one topic or any one account.”

He also said that 80 percent of the site’s users were outside the US and that the site is “not just dependent upon just news and politics being what drives Twitter”.

It would be recalled that Twitter banned Mr. Donald Trump in the wake of the violence at the Capitol last month, following his supporters’ planned clampdown over the deliberations by congress on the just concluded Presidential elections. Some lives were lost during the process.

While Twitter said then that the ban was permanent, there have been questions over whether any possible bid for power by the ousted President, including his possible desire to run for president in 2024, could lead him to be reinstated.

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