Twitter will not allow an archive of former President Donald Trump’s tweets on its platform.
A spokesperson for Twitter told The Hill that they have been working with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) about preserving his tweets, which is customary with previous government accounts, but Twitter will not allow the content on its website.
“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,” said a Twitter spokesperson to The Hill. “Administration accounts that are archived on the service are accounts that were not in violation of the Twitter Rules.”
The NARA has already archived several former Trump administration accounts: Trump’s @POTUS45, Melania Trump’s @FLOTUS45, and Mike Pence’s @VP45.
“NARA works closely with Twitter and other social media platforms to maintain archived social accounts from each presidential administration, but ultimately the platform owners can decline to host these accounts,” said the NARA to The Hill. “NARA preserves platform independent copies of social media records and is working to make that content available to the public.”