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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 Saturday January 09 2021, @03:43PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:43PM (#1097459)

    ...about the free word.

    yet again as example we take sweden.

    there are _some_ gatherings, _some_ strangely professional "racist" sites, but in everyday life you never meet these characters, and also people tend to commute and work a lot, so there is no time to forge conspiracies.

    the only conspirators are the "anti free word" people who want to shut down the imaginary AdolfHiltlerists and antijews.

    they do that because it makes them feel important. and it fills up their empty lives.
    not because there is a real nazi infestation going on.

    and since the nazis and various other culprits do not exist, random opinions about other cultures or countries policies are classified as racism.
    random stuff are classified as offensive.

    look at twitch, u cant say "blind run" cuz blind people are offended...

    many of u seem to think that ur enemy strides around in uniforms, distributing pamphlets about latest gaschamber innovation...
    while u are worse then them all...

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:53PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:53PM (#1097469)

    poor victim

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:00PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:00PM (#1097521)

      as long as u dont forget the rules of engagement, little people...
      cuz if u ever meet me in uniform...

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:32PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:32PM (#1097536)

        Gots a domestic terrorist here threatening to murder citizens. Should look into the above poster, maybe throw him in gitmo.