Twitter is removing numerous accounts that are reposting content from former President Donald Trump‘s recently launched blog.
Trump was banned from Twitter in the wake of the Capitol riot and the social media company made clear in February that he was permanently removed from the platform. Twitter CFO Ned Segal told CNBC at the time that “when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform.”
The former president was also banned from other major social media outlets, and earlier this week he launched a new website that hosts what are essentially his tweets.
That launch led to several Twitter accounts popping up that were reposting what Trump wrote on his blog, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”
Some of the accounts were flagged by Twitter users on Wednesday. Kristofer Goldsmith, the founder of High Ground Vets, pointed out that an account called @DJTDesk45 was posting Trump’s musings from his website.
As of Thursday morning, @DJTDesk45 has been suspended.
Similarly, Lois Romano, a journalist and author, noticed that “From the Desk of…” accounts were being made after Trump launched his website and subsequently being suspended.
Trump himself was banned from the platform, with the social media going so far as to delete tweets the former president wrote from the @POTUS and @TeamTrump accounts following his ban.
Twitter told the Daily Dot that the accounts that were reposting content from the “Desk of Donald J. Trump” website violated the company’s ban evasion policies.
“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 said.
The policy says that users cannot “imitate a suspended account if the apparent intent is to replace a suspended account.”
As for Trump’s website itself, it does allow for visitors to tweet Trump’s musings by pressing a button to share it. The button creates a link that is able to be shared on Twitter and directs people to Trump’s new website.