Washington: Microblogging site Twitter permanently suspends outgoing United States(US) President Donald Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”.
The step has been taken after thousands of angry Donald Trump supporters mobbed the US Capitol on January 6 and clashed with the police force which resulted in casualties and multiple injuries. They briefly interrupted a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election of 2020
Twitter safety tweeted, “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.”
“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,” it tweeted.
Also, after the suspension of his personal Twitter account, Donald Trump took to Twitter and tweeted from his official @POTUS account however the tweets were taken down within minutes.
Team Trump tweeted, “…We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH….”
Earlier, social media giant Facebook has banned US President Donald Trump from its social media platforms indefinitely for at least the next two weeks until the President-elect Joe Biden’s administration takes charge of the White House.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO explained that the US President has been banned due to his efforts to incite the violence which occurred at the US Capitol on January 6. In a social media post, Zuckerberg stated that the 24-hour-ban which was imposed on Wednesday has been extended because of Trump’s “use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”