Donald Trump ‘s presidency has been characterized by late-night outbursts on Twitter-but his inability to be re-elected may see him losing his account.
It is actually subject to a regulation that effectively allows world leaders a free reign to publish whatever they want on social media without being banned.
But if Biden wins the White House and Trump leaves office in January, he will be deprived of that protection and faces having many of his controversial messages deleted or his even having his entire Twitter account shutdown.
Such action was taken against conspiracist radio host Alex Jones in 2018 for spreading false accusations, including that Democrats were planning to start a civil war.
A Twitter representative said to Mail Online: ‘Twitter’s approach to global leaders, candidates, and elected authorities is focused around the idea that users should be able to opt to see what their leaders are saying.
‘This means that we may apply warnings and labels, and limit engagement to certain Tweets. This policy framework applies to current world leaders and candidates for office, and not private citizens when they no longer hold these positions.’
Since polls closed Trump has repeatedly made baseless allegations of voter fraud and claimed the Democrats are trying to ‘steal’ the election.
Rather than being taken down, Twitter has slapped them with warnings and prevented them from being shared, yet if he continues to air misleading claims as a citizen he could be deleted.
Here are examples of so many past tweets by Trump that Twitter had to flag as misleading: