Twitter will not allow Trump’s tweets to reappear while the National Archives works to keep his account
Twitter will not allow former President Donald Trump’s tweets to re-appear on its platform, as it has partnered with the National Archives to maintain its account, it has been revealed.
The social media company had permanently banned Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, two days after the deadly uprising at the Capitol on January 6, saying that his tweets violated its policy of glorifying violence.
The National Archives and Records Administration, which already maintains archives for many official and personal accounts of the former Trump administration, has been working to create an archive of Trump’s tweets, Politics reported.
Official archives are normally hosted natively on the platform on which they were created so that the public can interact with them. The National Archives told Politico it would still post the preserved tweets in Donald J. Trump’s presidential library website
Twitter will not allow former President Donald Trump’s tweets to reappear on its platform as it partners with the National Archives to maintain its account
“I can confirm that our teams have worked with NARA to preserve Tweets from @realDonaldTrump, as is standard with every administrative transition and as we have done before,” Liz Kelley, a Twitter spokesperson, told DailyMail.com.
“We have a long-standing partnership with NARA on a number of issues, including document retention in accordance with applicable law.”
Kelley continued, “Since we have permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump, the contents of the account will not appear on Twitter as before or as archived administrator accounts currently do, regardless of how NARA decides to display the data it has kept.”
“Administrator accounts that are archived on the service are accounts that did not violate the Twitter rules,” she said.
NARA spokesperson James Pritchett told Politico that federal archivists are “working to make the exported content available … for download.”
“Twitter is solely responsible for deciding what content is available on their platform,” Pritchett told the outlet.
“NARA works closely with Twitter and other social media platforms to maintain archived social accounts of each presidential administration, but ultimately the platform owners may decline to host these accounts.”
He continued, “NARA keeps cross-platform copies of social media records and is working to make that content available to the public.”
Some tweets from former President Donald Trump referring to the corona virus are seen
Pritchett said the National Archives will record all tweets from the @ realDonaldTrump account “ including any blocked or deleted tweets that have been transferred ” to the agency.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Donald J. Trump office for more information and additional comments.
After Twitter banned Trump’s account, CEO Jack Dorsey claimed he “ didn’t celebrate ” by deleting the former commander’s account.
“ I’m not proud or proud that we had to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning that we would take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical security both on and off Twitter. Was this correct? Dorsey tweeted:
I think this was the right decision for Twitter. We were faced with an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, which forced us to focus all our actions on public safety. Offline damage as a result of online speech is demonstrably real and what drives our policy and enforcement. ‘
Some of former President Donald Trump’s tweets can be seen in the years before his account was banned by Twitter
However, Dorsey acknowledged that the ban has “real and significant consequences.”
“I think a ban is a failure of ours to ultimately promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to think about our activities and the environment around us, ”Dorsey said.
Last month, Senator Bernie Sanders told The Ezra Klein Show in an interview that he was not “ particularly comfortable ” with Twitter’s permanent ban on Trump and disliked giving “ so much power to a handful of high-tech people. ”
Look, you have a former president in Trump who is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, pathological liar, authoritarian, someone who doesn’t believe in the rule of law. This is bad news boy, ”Sanders said.
But if you ask me, do I feel particularly comfortable that the president, then president of the United States, was unable to voice his opinion on Twitter? I don’t feel comfortable with it. ‘