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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, Flamebait) by khallow on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:32PM (3 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:32PM (#1097886) Journal

    Maybe more if votes could be counted accurately.

    I'm willing to grant that you probably are an idiot. That the election fraud claims were shot down so fast in court strongly indicates that they were baseless. I certainly wouldn't raid the Capitol building for something so flimsy.

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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by hemocyanin on Monday January 11 2021, @05:23AM (2 children)

    by hemocyanin (186) on Monday January 11 2021, @05:23AM (#1098132) Journal

    This is mostly untrue -- the claims in case after case were largely dismissed on technicalities like standing or laches, often warped beyond their usual application. This means that any evaluation of the evidence was intentionally avoided. I'd suggest the dissents in the WI Supreme Court case to get a better understanding of how seriously the judicial branch abdicated its power. []

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:35AM (#1098161)

      Shut up, hemocyanin, you traitorous lime-lipped lizard. You object to the highest court in the land, because YOU know better? What an idiot! The WI Supreme court was stuffed with Republican treason clowns under Scott Walker, they have been overruled at every turn by non-insane judges. Now go an shut the fuck up, hemo! And tell your momma I told you so.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @02:45PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @02:45PM (#1098300)

      Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here. []

      This sounds like it was decided on merits to me.

      This Court has allowed plaintiff the chance to make his case and he has lost on the merits. []

      This one seems like it was decided after people started claiming that the rejections were not on merits, and the judge stated his opinion specifically in a way to show that this is a false assertion.