US President Donald Trump permanently suspended from Twitter

Donald Trump’s Twitter account was “permanently banned” after the social media company announced the risk of “further incitement to violence”.

Twitter said it made the decision after reviewing recent tweets from the US President’s account “and the context around them.”

It comes two days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to suspend proceedings and confirm Joe Biden’s election victory.

Mr Trump’s arson attacks were accused of directly provoking the violence that killed four people, including protester Ashli ​​Babbitt, who was shot by police.

Twitter said on Friday evening: “After carefully examining the last tweets from the @ realDonaldTrump account and the context around them, we have permanently blocked the account due to the risk of further incitement to violence.

“Our public interest framework is designed to enable the public to hear directly from elected officials and world leaders. It is based on the principle that the people have the right to hold power to account.

“However, we made it clear years ago that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent about our policies and their enforcement.”

His personal Twitter account was temporarily banned Wednesday, forcing him to post a statement through his social media director Dan Scavino saying that there would be an “orderly transition” to the Biden administration.

The last tweet from Mr Trump before his account was blocked was the announcement that he would not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan.

Facebook announced that it would block Mr. Trump “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks” after the unrest in the Capitol.

Social network chief Mark Zuckerberg said it was clear that Mr Trump intended to use his remaining term in office to “undermine the peaceful and lawful transfer of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.”

“We believe that the risk that the president can continue to use our service during this time is just too great,” said Zuckerberg.

“That is why we are extending the block that we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful change of power is complete.”


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