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?
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Also at Ars Technica, CNET
Full Twitter explanation at: blog.twitter.com
(Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:22PM (4 children)
Seem like they are rounding up the freakshow that was the coup, or siege or insurgency or whatever gross overstatements one like to use already. The dude that went to the speakers office and put his feet up on her desk has already been arrested. The "Q-shaman" (really?!) has been arrested to, he is the guy that walked around with some kind of pelt and a horned helmet and had several viking:ish tattoos on his chest and stomach including a hammer and a valknut (three interlocking triangles). Then we had the usual amount of people that looked like they had just left some kind of asylum.
This is the coup or insurgency you feared? The late night freakshow? I have seen scarier people at the Rocky horror show.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:35PM (2 children)
Yes, shaman. Asatru is a religion that has shamans. On the Christian Identity side of the boogaloo, you have ministers. Don't mistake these people for cosplayers.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:59PM (1 child)
I wasn't aware of that Q was part of the Norse pantheon. His self-proclaimed shamanism probably amounts to nothing.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:36AM
The ministers are ordained by mail, and it's probably something of that caliber with the shamans. I would not anticipate an authentic reconstruction of German/Scandinavian paganism, no. Something influenced by hunter culture probably along with a vague notion that dying a martyr in the boogaloo will get them 72 valkyries in Valhalla.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:27PM
Is Q the same as Qanon? I also heard there is a babyQ.