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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:51PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:51PM (#1097551)

    SN is infested with literal traitors to the US and these morons really think they are morally justified. Thankfully there are more non-crazy users, but we do have a real problem.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:15PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:15PM (#1097567)

    Arguably none of us here has the political power to be a traitor.

    What we do have is a community divided by the messaging of the tech oligarchs and the MSM. Some believe them because of their previous reputation, the historical positions that the Democrats and Republicans each previously represented, and the comfort of being in a group that thinks alike. Others see that their interests are nefarious, that their roles have become mixed up, and the comfort of being in a group that thinks alike.

    Some are scared that Covid-19 is going to kill them and their loved ones en masse, others believe that the government reactions to Covid-19 are a political plot to remove Trump and deaths due to government policies are going to be higher than any natural deaths from the disease. MSM anoints the scared party to be followers of Science, creating religion-like animosity over what once used to be a perpetual inquiry on what is real and where nothing was "settled".

    The situation is completely insane, and all of us "traitors" and "patriots" can do now is to see what happens January 20th. Will there be proscription of one half of the country? Don't think so, the aim was to get power which they did. Will life return to normal? Perhaps, I'm guessing the rich and powerful don't want to continue the lockdowns. Will BLM and Antifa be repressed? Definitely, they are no longer useful.

    • (Score: 2) by helel on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:31PM (3 children)

      by helel (2949) on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:31PM (#1097665)

      The MSM is deeply biased but that bias is, and always has been, a right wing bias [wikipedia.org].

      Before the election I saw posters here claiming COVID-19 would disappear the day voting ended because it was no longer useful. It didn't.
      Now you claim it'll disappear the day after the inauguration? It won't.

      Do you know why it won't? Because it is real.

      The divide we see isn't about Democrats and Republicans. It's about basing our world view on reality or... not.

      We've all heard the pithy rejoinder "reality has a liberal bias." It's funny but it's an inversion of the truth. Liberals base their world view on reality.

      That's why the goalposts of conservative COVID talking points have been moved from "it's no worse than the flu" to "it'll go away in the summer" to "deaths are being misattributed to COVID, if it was real we'd see excess deaths" to "the excess deaths are caused by the Democrat conspiracy, it'll end after the election" to "it'll end after inauguration." The conservative view was not based on reality and so it must be constantly updated to explain away the truth.

      And in that time the liberal view of the virus has gone from "it's way more dangerous than the flu, if we don't respond accordingly it'll be a disaster" to "it's way more dangerous than the flu and killed over 350k Americans!"

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:43PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:43PM (#1097669)

        The MSM is deeply biased but that bias is, and always has been, a right wing bias

        Who do you think Biden is, but a right winger?

        Before the election I saw posters here claiming COVID-19 would disappear the day voting ended because it was no longer useful. It didn't.
        Now you claim it'll disappear the day after the inauguration? It won't.

        Schumer danced on the streets with his mask off. Businesses were taking small steps back to normalcy. And then Trump challenged the election, so they had to "increase the Covid!"

        Do you know why it won't? Because it is real.

        So is heart disease, and it kills more than the flu/Covid.

        • (Score: 2) by helel on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:29AM (1 child)

          by helel (2949) on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:29AM (#1097739)

          And so the goalposts keep on sliding...

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:32PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:32PM (#1097885)

            Yup, trying to discuss reality with conservatives is now a losing proposition. Lies and fluid narratives have been trained into them by Fox and the rest of the propaganda outlets. Truth changes to fit the narrative, and their supporters have taken on those qualities. It doesn't matter what facts you present, either they call the facts lies or they move the goal posts in circles.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @10:45PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @10:45PM (#1097994)

      You can be a traitor even if you're an unemployed dickless piece of shit that leeches off society. As the 6th made clear.