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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 Monday January 11 2021, @09:22PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:22PM (#1098583)

    Also being poor is no excuse to do drugs. It's no excuse to keep creating multi-partner families. People of certain races are disproportionately much more likely to ditch school and have multi-partner families (ie: one mom having multiple children each with different dads. One dad having multiple children each having different moms). These are CHOICES that these people make. There are fundamental cultural differences between people of different races. We can either change their culture or stop blaming everyone else for the problems their own culture brings upon them.

    Then the media complains how the Coronavirus has disproportionately affected poor people and 'minorities' and they somehow blame those with money and they just want to find a way to put the blame squarely on whites. Somehow everything is always all their faults, who cares about personal responsibility. It's not that simple and it's not fair for the media to do this. You can even argue that it's racist to keep blaming the whites for everyone else's problems. One can also argue that those with money are more responsible which is how they acquired their money in the first place (they are financially responsible and in general more responsible) and it's their responsible characteristics that resulted in them being less affected. There are different arguments to be made and looked at but the media just wants someone to villainize because that's what gets views and ratings. They need someone to be the villain.

    (Multi-partner families disproportionately result in poverty).

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:30PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:30PM (#1099122)

    burn in hell you piece of shit :-)

    Wait, I mean, thoughts and prayers!

    Wait, nope, right the first time, may your soul burn for being the evil fucker you are! White supremacists bad mmmkay?