Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Donald Trump posted a video on Twitter following his earlier suspension. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: Twitter has permanently suspends Donald Trump “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company says.

The social media giant said the decision was made after close review of recent Tweets from the president’s @realDonaldTrump account.

It comes amid a Big Tech purge of the online platforms used by President Trump and his supporters.

Some celebrities and lawmakers have been calling for years on Twitter to ban Mr Trump altogether.

On Thursday, Michelle Obama, former First Lady, tweeted that the Silicon Valley giants should stop enabling Mr Trump’s “monstrous behaviour” and permanently expel him.

The US President was locked out of Twitter his account for 12 hours on Wednesday after he called the people who stormed the US Capitol “patriots”.

Hundreds of his supporters entered the Capitol bulding as the US Congress attempted to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. The ensuing violence led to the deaths of a police officer and four civilians.

After that Twitter warned then that it would ban President Donald Trump “permanently” if he breached the platform’s rules again.

After being allowed back on Twitter, President Trump posted two tweets on Friday that the company cited as the finals straws.

“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” he wrote, which seems to the final breach. Twitter permanently suspends his account after that.

The social media giant said this tweet “is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition'”.

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