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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:43PM (2 children)
Who do you think Biden is, but a right winger?
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!"
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)
And so the goalposts keep on sliding...
Republican Patriotism [youtube.com]
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:32PM
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.