Using an official White House account to slip through Big Tech’s blockade, President Donald Trump released a video speech Wednesday condemning violence and reminding his supporters that true Americans do not attack their fellow citizens even in the white-hot heat of political disagreement.
It was Trump’s first successful direct communication on Twitter since the social media giant permanently suspended his account and blocked tweets from his official @POTUS account.
Even as the president called for unity, some questioned why he was allowed to do so. Twitter indicated to NBC News that Trump’s efforts to communicate despite the ban slapped on him was not “evasion” under the platform’s rules.
“… demonstrably engage in ban evasion or share content that otherwise violates the Twitter Rules.” (2/2)
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) January 14, 2021