Donald Trump could be removed from Twitter after he leaves office if he continues to break the platform’s rules, according to Twitter’s policy regarding public figures.
The US President’s account was flagged seven different times on Wednesday and Thursday for posting misinformation and misleading claims about the election.
Several prominent Democrats called for Twitter to suspend Mr Trump’s account until all states finish counting the votes, however the platform’s public interest guidelines prevent it from being suspended or removed.
Democratic Congressman David Cicilline described Mr Trump’s tweets as a “threat to democracy”, while fellow congressman Gerry Connolly tweeted, “This is pure disinformation.”.
Warnings placed on Mr Trump’s tweets meant they were not immediately visible on his timeline and engagement with the tweets was restricted.
Twitter has flagged seven of Donald Trump’s tweets since the election (AFP via Getty Images).
The wording of the final part of Twitter’s public interest criteria means that once Mr Trump leaves office, he will seemingly no longer be protected against breaking the platform’s rules without punishment. »