On January eighth, Twitter completely banned President Donald Trump, and proceeded to play whack-a-mole as he tried to dodge that ban through the use of completely different Twitter accounts, every of which Twitter suspended in flip.
And but lower than per week later, a Trump video has been posted on the official @WhiteHouse account delivering a new video speech. The speech is not inflammatory — fairly the alternative. It options Trump denouncing violence, lawbreaking, and vandalism.
It incorporates messages many might need hoped Trump would difficulty instantly throughout or maybe even earlier than the assault on the US Capitol, to keep away from the violence and the 5 deaths that occurred.
Nonetheless, it’s very unusual to see Trump’s face in a brand new Twitter video, contemplating such a video was one of many inciting incidents that bought Trump kicked off the platform. Twitter initially eliminated that video resulting from a “danger of violence” earlier than deciding it was too dangerous to permit Trump to retain an account in any respect… and but he’s now capable of publish a video speech to Twitter from a unique account. When Twitter banned Trump, the corporate instructed us it will attempt to restrict using even authorities accounts like @WhiteHouse if Trump tried to make use of them to evade his ban.
However Twitter instructed NBC reporter Dylan Byers that this doesn’t represent a ban evasion in any respect.
“… demonstrably have interaction in ban evasion or share content material that in any other case violates the Twitter Guidelines.” (2/2)
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) January 14, 2021
Once we requested how this doesn’t depend as ban evasion, Twitter declined to remark.