Donald Trump permanently suspended on Twitter
Today, Twitter officially released a public notice, that President Donald Trump is permanently suspended on the platform, following conflict allegedly initiated by a pro-Trump mob in US Capitol, leaving about five people dead.
The notice reads;
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” – Twitter
The ban comes after a mob that broke into the US Capitol was incited by the president, threatening the endorsement of Joe Biden as President Elect by Congress. “After he tweeted posts disseminating misinformation that the election was stolen. Recall that Twitter initially put a 12-hour ban on Trump’s account for “repeated and severe violations” of Civic Integrity policy.
At the time, Twitter said that if Trump were to breach its laws, including those relating to civic integrity or violent threats, he would be indefinitely suspended.
In a statement Today, Twitter noted that two new tweets posted after Trump’s original suspension breached the laws of the website, triggering the permanent suspension.
Donald Trump permanently suspended – Twitter
Earlier Friday, Over 300 Twitter employees signed onto an internal petition calling for Trump to be permanently banned following the January 6th Capitol riots.
“We must examine Twitter’s complicity in what President-Elect Biden has rightly termed insurrection. Those acts jeopardize the wellbeing of the United States, our company, and our employees,” the employees wrote in the letter.
On Thursday, Facebook put an “indefinite” ban on Trump that it said would last at least through Inauguration Day. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the risks “are simply too great” to allow Trump continued access after he used the platform to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”
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