US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account has now been permanently su-spended by Twitter because of ‘the r!sk of further inc!tement of v!olence’.
Trump received a 12-hour b-an after the events in Washington DC on Wednesday, but now Twitter has removed him for good.
The official Twitter Safety account wrote: “After a close review of recent Tweets from the at realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently su-spended the account due to the r!sk of further inc!tement of v!olence.
“In the context of horr!fic events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional v!olations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. “Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on the principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to inc!te v!olence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enfo-rcement.”The US President has been a prolific user of Twitter and has often preferred to communicate with his voc!ferous fanbase via the social media app.
However, after the v!olence in Washington the other day, during which Trump supporters sto-rmed the Capitol Building after a rally, Twitter issued him with a b-an, citing the inc!tement of v!olence amongst their reasons.They have also been adding discla!mers to his posts cla!ming that the November 3 election was in some way fra-udulent or ‘st-olen’ from the outgoing president.
Issuing the first b-an, Twitter said: “As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing v!olent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three at realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe v!olations of our Civic Integrity policy.”This means that the account of at realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”
Trump returned to Twitter after the first b-an to post a relatively conc!liatory message in which he said he was committed to an orderly transfer of power to the Biden administration. He was also recently ba-nned from Facebook until ‘the peaceful transition of power is complete’.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote: “We believe the r!sks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.” That Facebook b-an also proh!bits Trump from posting on Instagram.
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