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Twitter Permanently Suspends President Donald Trump's Account

Time logo Time 1/9/2021 Peter Allen Clark
graphical user interface, text, application, chat or text message: The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz,Poland. © Jaap Arriens—NurPhoto via Getty Images The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz,Poland.

Two days after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter announced on Friday evening that it was permanently suspending President Donald Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

In a series of tweets on its @TwitterSafety account, the social media giant said that Trump’s account had continued to violate the rules even after being warned by temporarily locking Trump’s account on Wednesday evening after the violent siege.

“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 its announcement. “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”

The move comes a day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts would be indefinitely suspended, because “the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”

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