BREAKING: Twitter blocked President Donald Trump's account permanently
Twitter has now permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s account "due to the risk of further incitement to violence" after the Capitol storm.
It was previously reported that Twitter suspended the President’s account for 12 hours allegedly over a pattern of behavior that violated company rules. Twitter also accused Trump of speaking too “smooth” about the protestors and like other platforms who then asked why the US President didn’t condemn the rioters on Wednesday.
On Friday, the platform announced that after a closer look at Trump’s recent Tweets they suspended him for all.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
Twitter officials added that the attempts to evade the ban would result in enforcement.
However, it didn’t take long for Trump to tweet to his supporters getting around the ban saying that Twitter is trying to silence him and 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for him. The four messages from the President now came from the @POTUS account. Not for long either. Soon they too were taken down.
However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
"Twitter may be a private company, but without the government's gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long," the president wrote.
And the silencing has really started. Ahead of Trump’s possible impeachment, it might be only the first step on their way to clearing up space around Joe Biden's get to power without accidents. Reportedly, the law enforcement agencies are getting prepared for Biden’s inauguration expecting the repetition of riots like Wednesday's one.
It's too soon to know if this suspension will be viewed as one of the biggest mistakes in American history, but it's certainly a candidate. https://t.co/cinCXvXOjj— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 8, 2021
In at least one thing Trump is definitely right. Twitter is guilty for banning free speech.