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?
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Also at Ars Technica, CNET
Full Twitter explanation at: blog.twitter.com
(Score: 1) by khallow on Monday January 11 2021, @02:36PM (2 children)
The same game was played with criticism of the Floyd protests. People who legally protested were lumped with the rioters, looters, and arsonists who also came out to play. As we've long ago discovered, you can't have collective responsibility over something you don't collectively control.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:28PM (1 child)
Ooooh, khallow might be edging towards self-awareness!
Couple of problems though.
a) BLM protesters were punished by being physically assaulted and arrested
b) Every insurrectionist that breached the barriers is guilty of at least felony trespassing if they did not participate in any of the violence
c) Bears repeating, peaceful protesters were punished
d) Collective responsibility != legal repercussions, but you should at least have the courage to denounce these seditious cunts instead of constantly downplaying isur-fucking-rection
(Score: 1) by khallow on Wednesday January 13 2021, @11:58PM
Like you have the courage to blow a protest way out of proportion? "seditious"? "isur-fucking-rection"?