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Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

09th Jan, 2021. 11:57 am
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Trump suspended by Twitter

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter.

Twitter said that his account has been permanently suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”.

Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”.

Why was Trump banned from Twitter?

Donald Trump was banned from tweeting for 12 hours on Wednesday after he called people who stormed the US Capitol “patriots”.

Hundreds of Trump’s supporters gathered at the US Congress and they tried to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Four civilians and a police officer were killed during the violence. 

Twitter warned that Trump would be banned “permanently” if he violates the rules again. 

However, Trump posted two tweets on Friday after he was allowed back to Tweet. 

In one tweet, he wrote, “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!”

Twitter said this tweet “is being interpreted as a further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition'”.

In another tweet, he wrote, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Twitter said this was “being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate”.

Twitter said both of these tweets were “in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy”.

What was the reaction?

Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account. Mr. Trump then tweeted from the US president’s official @Potus account suggesting he would “look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the future” and railing against Twitter.

The Tweets were removed from the platform.

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