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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:24PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:24PM (#1097857)

    Twitter's enforcement of rules has always been arbitrary. Not a surprise since they can ban anybody for any reason as your crowd likes to remind everyone. The reasons they gave for permabanning Trump are bullshit. The real reason is that he is lamer than a lame duck so they have to cave to outside pressure now. I hope their stock price crashes on Monday.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:55PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:55PM (#1097866)

    lol, i'm sure the crazy mob are experienced stockbrokers who will go home and sell their twitter shares in protest.

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

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:10PM (#1097871)

      rDT was the fuel for many Twits. Now they have nothing to do but eat each other alive.