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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: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:08PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:08PM (#1097426)

    Lock him up!

    No need for a fascist mob. I think some idiots in Republican Party have woke up. We'll see what happens, I guess.

    In Germany, the politicians thought they could use Hitler too for their own agenda. That worked out well. The only reason Capitol Hill is not burned down and this blamed on the ANTIFA and BLM and the Democrats is that Trump was an idiot. There are much smarter fascists in the wings that are ready to take over if this is not stopped now.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:19PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:19PM (#1097435)

    Or because the police let in the reluctant "rioters". There is video of security leading them in while they look confused.

    It was all fake just like the economy and everything else now.

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by helel on Saturday January 09 2021, @04:49PM (1 child)

      by helel (2949) on Saturday January 09 2021, @04:49PM (#1097497)

      Some members of the insurrection were off duty Capitol Police [] and those on duty were quite cordial [] with the crowd. The police didn't let the rioters in as some kind of trick - Many of them were on the side of sedition.

      Republican Patriotism []
      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @06:20AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @06:20AM (#1097816)

        84% of police polled voted for Trump and Trump was endorsed by all police unions that endorsed a candidate (comprising a large majority of all existing police unions).

  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Thexalon on Saturday January 09 2021, @04:21PM

    by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Saturday January 09 2021, @04:21PM (#1097489)

    I think some idiots in Republican Party have woke up.

    We're up to, last I looked, a total of 5 Republican members of Congress out of 261 that have "woke up". 1 of those 5, Mitt Romney, was already "awake" enough to vote for removal of Trump last year during the impeachment proceedings. A majority, 147 of them, continued to vote in favor of the president's attempts to overturn the election knowing the claims they were voting for were complete hogwash and knowing that the president had just been involved in a violent assault on Congress. And that leaves 109 that weren't willing to vote for a doomed attempt to overthrow democracy but did want to ensure that the president wasn't punished for attempting to overthrow democracy.

    I don't think they were asleep. I think they were either (a) supportive of what happened, or (b) scared enough of the president and his paramilitary forces to do his bidding.

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:20AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:20AM (#1097735) Journal

    They didn't "wake up," they just realized that the useful idiots actually acting on the rhetoric they've been fed would be bad for their (the elites') stock portfolios. This is the entirety of, for example, Mitt "Bain Capital" Romney's opposition. No one on the GOP has a conscience, not since Nixon did his thing.

    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...