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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: 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.

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  • (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.