Twitter will not allow the National Archives and Records Administration to create preserved versions of former President Donald Trump’s tweets accessible on its platform — in the first time this rule has been applied to a former president.
The social media platform said Wednesday it had been working with NARA to archive tweets from the account for the agency’s use, including those that got the 45th commander in chief permanently banned, though it would not allow the posts to reappear in any fashion on Twitter itself.
For years, the National Archives has used Twitter to maintain preserved versions of former government officials’ posts from their time in office.
Twitter had always allowed for this without issue.
The platform permanently banned the then-president following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Facebook, meanwhile, ordered an indefinite ban on the president.
At the time, Twitter defended its suspension as “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Trump, seen with Stephen Miller, has already set