Trump tweets can’t be brought back to life on Twitter

The often colourful tweets of former US President Donald Trump are being preserved for posterity but may never appear again on Twitter.

The National Archives and Records Administration (Nara) is working to create an official online archive.

However, Twitter said this will not exist on its platform, as would normally happen.

That is because he was permanently banned following attacks on the US Capitol in January.

Twitter confirmed the decision, saying:  “Our teams have been working with NARA on the preservation of Tweets from @realDonaldTrump, as is standard with any administration transition and as we’ve done previously.

“Given that we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump, the content from the account will not appear on Twitter as it did previously or as archived administration accounts do currently, regardless of how NARA decides to display the data it has preserved.”

It added that only administration accounts that were not in violation of Twitter’s rules are allowed to be archived on the platform.

It is not clear where the former president’s tweets will live if not on Twitter.

Trump was banned from Twitter after he posted a series of tweets deemed to eb in violation of Twitter’s rules on inciting violence.

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