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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 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.