In a blow to Donald Trump, Twitter, two days after the storming of the US Capitol in Washington DC, has permanently banned the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump. Twitter Inc. said that it has banned US President Donald Trump’s personal account for breaking its rules against glorifying violence.
Trump, for the unware, has been accused of fueling the sentiments of his supporters hours before Congress was to meet to formalise Joe Biden’s election win. Hours before the storming of the US Capitol, he had addressed his supporters at the rally where was heard saying, “After this, we’re going to walk down there…we’re going to walk down…to the Capitol.”
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Twitter took note of the same and in a blog post wrote, “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence”.
Earlier, even Facebook and Instagram have announced an indefinite ban of Donald Trump’s accounts on respective platforms.
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Trump undoubtedly was one of the most active users of Twitter. His personal @realDonaldTrump account, which has sometimes fired off more than 100 tweets a day, has been a medium to reach supporters, spread misinformation and reach even fire staff.
Here’s how the world reacted to the suspension of Donald Trump’s account:
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Meanwhile, Trump still has full access to @WhiteHouse and @POTUS accounts but will lose this when his presidential term ends on January 20 and Joe Biden takes oath as the 46th President of the United States Of America.