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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:

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, @09:29PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @09:29PM (#1097644)

    There was an interesting article on this here []. In general it's the same. Vast majority of all counties went for Trump, majority of extremely high density counties went to Biden. The popular vote difference, as always, was just a product of California/New York.

    The funniest thing was the DNC thinking they might stand a chance in Texas. Just shows you how out of touch these people are with the people they claim to represent. Since I think most probably don't know what I'm referencing - do you know how to find somebody in Texas who supports stronger immigration laws, less identity politics, and so on? Find a man of clear Mexican heritage who speaks English natively. And there's more every day.

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  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:25AM (1 child)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:25AM (#1097737) Journal

    Land doesn't vote, people do.

    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by helel on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:14AM

      by helel (2949) on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:14AM (#1097787)

      I think it's safe to say that if land could vote it sure as fuck wouldn't vote Republican.