On January eighth, Twitter permanently 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 every 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 attack 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 obtained Trump kicked off the platform. Twitter initially removed that video due to a “risk of violence” earlier than deciding it was too dangerous to permit Trump to retain an account in any respect… and but he’s now in a position to publish a video speech to Twitter from a special account. When Twitter banned Trump, the corporate instructed us it might 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 interact 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.