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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:02PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:02PM (#1097523)

    I knew it. The fuckers are gonna boogaloo, and they have some high-level support. They're gonna fuckin' boogaloo, and you ain't seen nothing yet. ICFI/Socialist Equality Party: Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday’s coup attempt [wsws.org]

    Before the rally, intelligence agencies refused to investigate the plans for the insurrection that participants and organizers were openly promoting online. The Wall Street Journal revealed yesterday that “the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an intelligence unit inside the Department of Homeland Security didn’t issue a threat assessment of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump protests,” even though such assessments are routinely made before nonviolent left-wing demonstrations and are used to prepare police crackdowns and identify participants.

    The Washington Post also reported Friday that the Pentagon had issued orders disarming the Washington DC National Guard before Wednesday’s rally, delaying any armed response for several hours pending deployments from out of state:

    The Pentagon placed tight limits on the DC National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests this week… In memos issued Monday and Tuesday in response to a request from the DC mayor, the Pentagon prohibited the District’s guardsmen from receiving ammunition or riot gear, interacting with protesters unless necessary for self-defense, sharing equipment with local law enforcement, or using Guard surveillance and air assets without the defense secretary’s explicit sign-off, according to officials familiar with the orders.

    Even then, the Pentagon refused to act for several hours on a request by Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan to deploy his state’s National Guard against the insurrectionists....

    Online, fascist militias are now preparing for an even larger event on Inauguration Day. Hampton Stall, the founder of MilitiaWatch [militia.watch] and an expert on the US far-right, told the World Socialist Web Site:

    There’s a lot of really cryptic chatter and overt discussions of violence around the January 6 event, but a lot of inauguration-related organizing is related to a few different dynamics that have been planned for at least a month’s time. One that stands out is the Million Militia March apparently organized for 20 January at the Capitol. Propaganda and event fliers have been circulating around militia chat groups.

    Militia members are also making plans for protests at various state capitols in the days leading up to the inauguration. Stall added that while Wednesday’s demonstration in Washington DC was largely unarmed, this may change on January 20:

    There are also multiple state capital events organized for the 17th, 18, 19th and 20th. Fliers for these events have been quite mixed as far as indications as to the specific ideological tendencies of those organizing, whether it be ‘2A’ activism, overt militia organizing, Boogaloo, or something else entirely. The one commonality is that all are expressly right-wing in nature and often point to a militant or armed gathering.

    And the Democratic Party cannot help us. Biden defends Republican Party coup conspirators [wsws.org]

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:34PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:34PM (#1097540)

    Meanwhile here in reality, Nancy "People will do what they do" Pelosi is the coup plotter. [realclearpolitics.com] Even Vox said she is a threat to national security. [therightscoop.com]

    • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:38PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:38PM (#1097543)

      You boys think you can succeed where Robert E. Lee failed? You're not half the man he was.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by helel on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:11PM (4 children)

      by helel (2949) on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:11PM (#1097564)

      If you're making claims about what VOX said, why don't you link to their article [vox.com]? Oh, that's right, because you're lying about what VOX said!

      And since when are introducing articles of impeachment a coup? Did the Republican congress critters who impeached Bill Clinton commit a coup?

      Besides which, she introduced those articles before Trumps attempted coup because she was worried he might try to overthrow the government. Turns out she was right [businessinsider.com.au].

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:21PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:21PM (#1097572)

        >> you're lying about what VOX said!
        > "She’s playing a dangerous game with America’s national security."

        Where is the lie?

        > she introduced those articles before Trumps attempted coup

        What "coup"?

        • (Score: 2) by helel on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:28PM (2 children)

          by helel (2949) on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:28PM (#1097616)

          VOX categorically did not call Pelosi "threat to national security." You stated that they did. That is a lie. But then you've clearly read the VOX article so you know as well as I do that you're lying so what more is there to say about it.

          What "coup"?

          The one in which he told his supporters "After this, we’re going to walk down — I’ll be with you — we’re going to walk down to the Capitol ... demand that Congress do the right thing [news.com.au]" and then they stormed the capitol building with bombs [nypost.com], zip cuffs, and guns [politizoom.com].

          And why did they get into the building at all? Because Capitol [independent.co.uk] Police [thegrio.com] allowed them in and slowed the DC National Guard's [adn.com] response by hours.

          Just because the execution was laughable doesn't for a second reduce the seriousness of what Trump attempted this week.

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:52PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:52PM (#1097624)

            > VOX categorically did not call Pelosi "threat to national security." You stated that they did. That is a lie.

            Oh, it's the phrasing where someone playing a dangerous game with national security is somehow not a threat to national security? I was not quoting them literally and the linguistic equivalence is valid - making you the liar.

            > The one in which he told his supporters

            The one in which he told his supporters one thing and a bunch of lunatics did something else? Are charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct what you would expect for people involved in an actual coup? Oh, you're lying again!

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @12:37AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @12:37AM (#1098034)

              Are charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct what you would expect for people involved in an actual coup?

              For a bunch of incompetent coup plotters, yes.