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: blog.twitter.com
(Score: 3, Interesting) by helel on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:47AM (1 child)
CHAZ/CHOP [vox.com] was in effect for about three weeks before two people were killed with neither incident having anything to do with the protest. The only accusation that stands against the protesters is that if the police had still been active in the area they might have intervened in time to prevent the deaths.
By contrast there's no doubt at all that it was Trumps rioters who murdered Brian Sicknick [nytimes.com] and trampled Rosanne Boyland [nypost.com] to death.
Republican Patriotism [youtube.com]
(Score: 0, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:23AM
Bears repeating. Not like that cowardly teen, or the delinquent with a Dodge, these people killed a police officer who was serving the United States. They are rebels, murderers, and scum. The tread on the woman with the "don't tread on me" flag! And killed her! How low can the right go? Bad enough when it was just indefinite detention without charge, or separating children from their parents at the border, or allowing Stephen Miller to attempt to breed, but now this.