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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Twitter Suspends Trump’s Account

Twitter announced that it has permanently banned U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal account for breaking its rules against glorifying violence after the Capitol insurrection incident.

Twitter announced that it has permanently banned U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal account for breaking its rules against glorifying violence after the Capitol insurrection incident.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” said Twitter on its blog.

The decision came after Facebook initially called for a ban which extended an initial 24-hour suspension to an indefinite one.

Trump first was banned temporarily by Twitter and Facebook last Wednesday after allegedly inciting his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol during the counting of Electoral College votes.

In response to the suspension, Trump accused Twitter of conspiring with the “Democrats and the Radical Left” to remove his account.

Trump also threatened to pass new regulations and building a platform of his own.

The official account for the presidency, @POTUS was used to deliver his threat but was immediately taken down.

Twitter said it would not suspend accounts like @POTUS unless it had to in order to prevent harm.

The White House did not comment on the issue while Twitter’s shares fell more than 3% after the suspension was announced.

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