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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: 3, Interesting) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:29AM (16 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:29AM (#1097740) Journal

    Do you think the massive "get out the vote" campaigns had anything to do with it? More people voting = more votes, huge surprise.

    The GOP has a problem, which can be succinctly if a bit glibly summed up as "market saturation." They have a solid base but it's not growing all that much. Republicans vote more than Democrats do, not least because plenty of Democrats are poor and disenfranchised (and not helped by the Post Office fuckery and deliberate removal of polling places in Dem-heavy counties!). So the GOP can't really get too many more votes that it has, while the Dems have room to grow, as it were.

    Besides which, the GOP has now torn itself in half. The much-vaunted Republican "unity" is a polite way of saying "fanaticism." The problem with this unity is that when ideological differences inevitably split the base, you end up with *two* sets of frothing fanatics who can't be reasoned with--and they are opposed to one another. Trump's camp and the "we love Mammon just a little more than White Surfer Jesus and Fat Orange Jesus" camp are going to tear each other to shreds.

    Personally I can't wait. May they all rip each other to pieces and give Satan 70+ million reconstructive surgery jobs to do in Hell.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:09AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:09AM (#1097758)

    > Do you think the massive "get out the vote" campaigns had anything to do with it?

    As opposed to mail in ballots, ballot harvesting, ballot "healing" and lax signature validation? Most countries prohibit practices like these because they facilitate fraud. Biden's "win" was due to highly localized anomalies - all but one of the bellwether counties favored Trump and by an average of 16 points.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:38AM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:38AM (#1097795)

      Still no evidence for your allegations huh? Poor saps, they honestly believe what Trump says. Facepalm.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @05:15AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @05:15AM (#1097806)

        Stupid is, as stupid does, or some kind of Forrest Gump folk wisdom. Or, perhaps, they are just stupid. Trump is a PT Barnum? Yankee grifter? And they fell for it, hard.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:42PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:42PM (#1097864)

        Every point made in the comment you replied to is true.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:07PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:07PM (#1097870)

          Drop a link then.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:38PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:38PM (#1097887)

          Then present some kind of evidence for once! Please let it be better than some paper in a ditch that isn't even opened to show the valid ballots being dumped. So far all we've seen is smoke and mirrors, and some drunk chick ranting at a judge in the most cringey display of Rudy's bad choices.

  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:05PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:05PM (#1097904)

    You might want to rethink your "market saturation" hypothesis. In 2016, when there were no irregularities, Trump gained more votes than any republican president ever. And this year he gained more votes than any president ever.

    The one and only issue he ran into was Biden suddenly pulling tens of thousands of votes out of nowhere exactly when it mattered to give him the bare minimum necessary to edge him out in all of the battleground states, which he was losing. At one point during the middle of the election Vegas was giving Trump 4:1 odds as the favorite. I knew it would have been a great time to toss a couple thousand down on Biden just because the odds of 'magic votes' appearing was certainly much better than 4:1. Too bad. Could've made a ton. :D

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @03:07AM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @03:07AM (#1098088)

    Do you think the massive "get out the vote" campaigns had anything to do with it? More people voting = more votes, huge surprise.

    No surprise there were more people voting, but it is about the patterns. Trump's votes increased slightly across the board. Biden's votes (over Hilary) had massive localized increases.
    A typical county pattern:

        2016             2020
    Rep    Dem       Rep     Dem
    1100   1025      1150    1050
    1300   1250      1350    2350
    1200   1150      1325    1200
    1050    900      1100     975

    Now add a fifth column (R-D)2016 - (R-D)2020

        2016             2020
    Rep    Dem       Rep     Dem      (RDRD))
    1100   1025      1150    1050        25
    1300   1250      1350    2350     -1050
    1200   1150      1325    1200       -25
    1050    900      1100     975        25

    That second row is suspicious.

    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:03AM (7 children)

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:03AM (#1098804) Journal

      Again...lots of "get out the vote" campaigns, and we have black women to thank for saving us from another 4 years of this shit. I hope like hell that at some point in the near future our history books will put in more than just a few token references to Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.

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      • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday January 12 2021, @02:54PM (5 children)

        by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Tuesday January 12 2021, @02:54PM (#1098862) Homepage Journal

        They gotta do historically important things first and they just haven't much. Unless you care more about skin color than what's actually historically relevant. Which would make you a racist fuckwad.

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        • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:43PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:43PM (#1099131)

          What part of saving the country from a dictator is not historically relevant?

          Oh right, you're one of the moronic traitors that doesn't give two shits about your own ideals when they inconvenience you. Get fucked you moldy dimwit.

        • (Score: 1, Troll) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday January 13 2021, @02:02AM (2 children)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Wednesday January 13 2021, @02:02AM (#1099254) Journal

          What the AC said. You're a disingenuous shit-stirring troll and nothing you say should be taken any more seriously than an unwelcome puff of methane in a hotel elevator.

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          • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday January 13 2021, @05:11PM (1 child)

            by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Wednesday January 13 2021, @05:11PM (#1099476) Homepage Journal

            Point me out lots of black women that did something historically relevant or shut your very angry pie-hole.

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            • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday January 13 2021, @11:30PM

              by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Wednesday January 13 2021, @11:30PM (#1099683) Journal

              Ooooh, you *really* do not like that one, do you? :) Good ol' misogynoir! The information is there for you to find. But I know you're not going to, because it's fundamental to your worldview that all black women are stupid, lazy, overweight slobs who steeeeeal your tax moneeeeeeyz for welfare and drive cadillacs and buy $1000 flagship phones with it while the innocent hu-white man does an honest day's work for an honest day's pay, right? :)

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 13 2021, @01:14AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 13 2021, @01:14AM (#1099225)

        lots of "get out the vote" campaigns, and we have black women to thank...

        Which were massively successful in a few counties and had almost no effect on the rest? It's not that the total was so obviously wrong, as the distribution of extra votes. They are concentrated in just a few locations.