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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: blog.twitter.com

Pro-Trump Rioters Breached US Capitol; EC Confirms Biden; Trump "Responds"; Dems Win GA [Updates: 2]


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

    by Thexalon (636) 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.

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