Account tweeting Trump statements suspended by Twitter
A Twitter account that was tweeting statements by former President Trump was suspended Thursday, just hours after it was created.
The account went by the handle “@DJTDesk” and its bio read: “Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via DonaldJTrump/Desk.”
The account, which was banned under Twitter’s evasion policy, was posting statements from Trump’s new website, launched after he was kicked off most social media platforms and permanently banned by Twitter.
“As stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill.
Twitter suspended the Trump blog account @DJTDesk. Twitter spokesperson said: As stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account. pic.twitter.com/v2RYslP8Xg
— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) May 6, 2021
Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump, told The Hill that the account was not affiliated with the former president.
Trump’s website was launched Tuesday, almost four months after he was banned from platforms such as Twitter.
Social media interactions about the former president have fallen more than 90 percent since January, according to data released this week by NewsWhip.
Updated at 4:24 p.m.