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Twitter account 'made by Trump's team to share his personal statements' is SUSPENDED

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Twitter suspended Mr Trump from the platform over its ‘Glorification of Violence policy’, after supporters of the former President stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Five people died as a result of the riot. Since then, Mr Trump has set up his Office of the Former President to issues statements, but has not yet made a return to social media.

An account called @DJTDesk was set up to share the former President’s personal statements.

The account’s bio section stated that the handle would be featuring “Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via DonaldJTrump/Desk.”

Fans of the former President can share his posts from the website to their own social media accounts.

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April 01, 2021, Palm Beach, Florida, USA - Former president DONALD TRUMP sits down for an interview with his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump

Donald Trump news: The former President’s latest attempt to return to social media has been thwarted (Image: PA)

Screenshot of Donald Trump’s @DJTDesk being suspended May 7 2021

Donald Trump news: The new account, @DJTDesk, was shut down within hours of being set up (Image: TWITTER)

On Wednesday, Twitter shut down the new Trump-linked account within hours of it being set up.

In a statement to NBC News, a Twitter spokesperson said the account violated its “ban evasion policy”.

They 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.”

Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, insisted the account was not set up by, or with the permission of, anyone affiliated with the former President.

In this photo illustration a Twitter logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen with a computer wallpaper in the background in Athens, Greece on May 5, 2021

Donald Trump news: Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, insisted the account was not set up by, or with the permission of, anyone affiliated with the former President (Image: PA)

US President Donald Trump greets his supporters at Save America Rally on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington on January 6, 2021

Donald Trump news: The former President was suspended indefinitely from Twitter because he violated its ‘Glorification of Violence policy’ (Image: PA)

Mr Trump has raged against social media companies for their alleged attacks on “free speech”.

He said on his website on Wednesday: “What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country.

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before.

“The People of our Country will not stand for it!

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”


Security forces respond with tear gas after the US President Donald Trumps supporters breached the US Capitol security in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021

Donald Trump news: Five people died in the US Capitol riots, which Trump is said to have provoked (Image: PA)

Donald Trump news: The former President left office on January 20, and has hinted he could run again in 2024

Donald Trump news: The former President left office on January 20, and has hinted he could run again in 2024 (Image: EXPRESS)

Facebook’s oversight board upheld the former President’s ban and concluded that two posts by Mr Trump “severely violated” Facebook’s Community Standard.

But they added it was “not appropriate” for the social network to impose “the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension”.

The board said in a statement: “Given the seriousness of the violations and the ongoing risk of violence, Facebook was justified in suspending Mr Trump’s accounts on January 6 and extending that suspension on January 7.

“However, it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose an ‘indefinite’ suspension.

“It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored.”

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