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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: blog.twitter.com

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


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  • (Score: 1) by crafoo on Sunday January 10 2021, @11:59PM (5 children)

    by crafoo (6639) on Sunday January 10 2021, @11:59PM (#1098023)

    Trump is a harmless clown. The best thing he did was to not do much of anything for 4 years. If only every president could be this way.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @01:12AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @01:12AM (#1098046)

    So you're not only a supporter of seditious traitors but now you're trying to lay cover for him? What happened to 11D chess? What happened to the master troll? What happened to the master negotiator?

    Such garbage, do you have any thoughts of your own? Or just the propaganda narrative given to you by OANN, Hannity, Carlson, et all?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:23AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:23AM (#1098160)

      A President who does nothing is an ideal President. No new wars. A Congress that does nothing is an ideal Congress. Bipartisanship means the little guy is about to get screwed over.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday January 11 2021, @05:57AM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 11 2021, @05:57AM (#1098142) Homepage Journal

    Well, to be fair, he did have a third rate general from a second world nation assassinated. Fekkin warmonger!!

    But, you're right. It seems he has killed off fewer brown people than even our half-white president.

    Question: Isn't half-white and half-black something like brown?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:49AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:49AM (#1098168)

      Shut up, Runaway, you racist cracker of a disgusting shade of pale! Obama is ten times the man you will ever be! Just admit that this is the source of all your hate, a black president! In the White House! Galls you, don't it, you racist fuck. Worse than Clinton, the first black president? Ouuuhh! Stings more? You are a loser, Runaway, you are the worst sort of white trash. And you are stupid and ignorant. And butt ugly.

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday January 11 2021, @03:13PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 11 2021, @03:13PM (#1098313) Homepage Journal

        You maroon, there was no black president. There was a half-white president who exploited the color of his skin to identify with the sons and daughters of American slaves. Obama has no kinship to any American slave. He's an outsider, an interloper.

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