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posted by requerdanos on Saturday January 09 2021, @01:05PM   Printer-friendly
from the twitter-and-facebook-and-twitch-and-snapchat-and... dept.

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account:

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter "due to the risk of further incitement of violence", the company says.

Twitter said the decision was made "after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them".

Mr Trump had earlier been locked out of his account for 12 hours.

Twitter then said that it would ban Mr Trump "permanently" if he breached the platform's rules again.

Reacting to the permanent ban, Trump 2020 campaign adviser Jason Miller tweeted: "Disgusting... if you don't think they're coming for you next, you're wrong."

It comes after Mr Trump tweeted several messages on Wednesday, calling the people who stormed the US Capitol "patriots".

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

The siege took place just hours after Trump addressed supporters and told them: "We will never give up; we will never concede."

[...] On Thursday, Facebook said it had suspended Mr Trump "indefinitely". The popular gaming platform Twitch also placed an indefinite ban on the outgoing president's channel, which he has used for rally broadcasts. So has Snapchat.

Two online Trump memorabilia stores were closed this week by e-commerce company Shopify. On Friday, Reddit banned its "donaldtrump" forum for the president's supporters.

[...] The big question now is, can Trumpism survive without the backing of mainstream media? Or will it simply slip into the shadows of the internet?

(Emphasis retained from original.)

Also at Ars Technica, CNET

Full Twitter explanation at:

Pro-Trump Rioters Breached US Capitol; EC Confirms Biden; Trump "Responds"; Dems Win GA [Updates: 2]

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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by barbara hudson on Saturday January 09 2021, @02:38PM (3 children)

    by barbara hudson (6443) <> on Saturday January 09 2021, @02:38PM (#1097406) Journal
    Silly rabbit - you won't find any of your posts via google - googlebot is banned by the robots,txt file. Stop being so paranoid.
    SoylentNews is social media. Says so right in the slogan. Soylentnews is people, not tech.
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday January 09 2021, @02:44PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Saturday January 09 2021, @02:44PM (#1097409) Homepage Journal

    No it's not [].

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @04:16PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @04:16PM (#1097485)

    > Silly rabbit ...

    This Google search string:
     trump shitter

              About 80 results (0.26 seconds)
    Feel free to repeat for yourself. The more recent ones turn up annoying posts by "dryhump39", but my AC comment about Trump's Twitter account doesn't seem to have made it into big G's index yet.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:14AM (#1097762)