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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, 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.

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  • (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).