Twitter rejected the request of the National Archives of the United States to recover the publications of former President Donald Trump. It should be remembered that last January his account was permanently blocked on the social network due to “the risk of further incitement to violence” on his part.
“Following a careful review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the surrounding context, we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement to violence,” Twitter said in a statement posted on its official blog.
The permanently suspended of Trump’s account occurred after the January 8 assault on the United States Capitol by supporters of the outgoing Republican president while the Senate confirmed the current President Biden.
The Twitter move deprived Trump of his main megaphone, an account with which he broadcast more than 55.000 messages for more than eleven years and that he had 89 million followers.
The US platform explained that Donald Trump’s account cannot be recovered by institutions such as the National Archive, because the profile was removed for violating its rules.
This institution carries out the recovery of the publications of the official accounts of the outgoing political positions, and the rest of the members of the Trump administration have been able to be archived in a normal way if they did not violate the norms.
As reported, the National Archives has been working to build an official archive of all of Trump’s presidential tweets, from “when the looting begins, the shooting begins” to “Covfefe”. The National Archives also intends to include any deleted tweets, thus giving people a full view of Trump.
The process of officially archiving an account would allow Twitter users to see and share Trump’s tweets again, something that has not been possible since his suspension.