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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: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:40AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:40AM (#1097747)

    Why fight a battle with big tech over microblogging, just join to the fediverse, where your local admin decides the rules. Other servers might block you if you're being high maintainance and an annoyance to their users, but your platform won't be shut down unless you piss off your admin... in which case you move to a server that's more suitable for you.

    Link: []
    Description: A general instance that values users' freedom and censors no viewpoints or opinions or conspiracy theories.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Grishnakh on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:00AM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:00AM (#1097784)

    Yes, these people could all set up their own federated social network system, like Diaspora or Mastodon, but the problem is that they're just too stupid to do that. Those kind of networks require more intelligence and determination to get involved in that simply joining Twitter or Facebook. These people can't even understand what "federation" means; if they can't understand what a federated social network is or how it works at a basic level, how are they possibly going to make use of it? These conservatives think they're smart and self-reliant, but they're completely the opposite. If they were really self-reliant, they wouldn't be whining about Twitter "censorship", and would be setting up their own methods of communication that can't be easily blocked or taken down.

    Seriously, they're mad now that Parler has been removed from Google Play store. It doesn't take a degree in software engineering to install an Android app from an .apk file. But still, this is FAR too difficult for these mouth-breathing morons.

    It's funny: I'm old enough now to remember when computers mostly ran MS-DOS, and regular, lowly administrative office workers had to use the DOS command line to get anything done, because GUIs just weren't that common. But people back then somehow managed to use these machines and get stuff done anyway. But these days, these same people, many of whom seem to be older than me and surely remember those days too, and maybe even had to use DOS themselves, can't do anything with tech unless it's as simple as a few taps on their phone.