Twitter suspends account sharing Trump posts



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Twitter has suspended an account sharing posts from former US president Donald Trump's new communications platform. 

The account claimed to be tweeting "on behalf" of Mr Trump, reports BBC.   

A spokesperson for the company said the account, @DJTDesk, violated the ban evasion policy by sharing content "affiliated with a suspended account."

But the BBC found similar accounts still active on the social media platform.

Mr Trump was permanently banned from Twitter in January after he voiced support for rioters who stormed the US Capitol.

He launched his own communications platform - titled "From the Desk of Donald J Trump" - on Tuesday.

According to NBC News, the bio for the @DJTDesk account read: "Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via DonaldJTrump/Desk".

Twitter says that although it does allow accounts to share content from Mr Trump's new website, it won't allow an individual to "circumvent" a ban.

Those "evasion" rules can include "having someone else operate on your behalf, an account which represents your identity, persona, brand or business persona for a different purpose."

The BBC flagged four accounts with similar bios that were also sharing content from Mr Trump's new platform.

Twitter did not respond when asked what would happen to these accounts.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

View original tweet on Twitter At the time of publishing, the four accounts were still active.

One had also recently tweeted about ban evasion.

It is unclear who is behind the accounts, but most of them claim to be independent of the former president.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller told NBC News the @DJTDesk account was not set up by, or with the permission of, anyone affiliated with the former president.