The use of Twitter has been banned indefinitely by President Donald Trump. This comes after he was originally given a 12-hour ban that allowed a few tweets to be deleted. The ban implies that the US president will not be able to use his @realDonaldTrump account again on the platform from now on.
After suspending the account, Twitter wrote on its official account stating:
AFTER A 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.
See the tweet below;
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 also offered explanations for describing the threats raised by the last two Tweets from Trump. One of those called “AMERICAN PATRIOTS” his fans, which might promote more actions such as the activities that took place on January 6. “Trump’s final tweet read: “I’m not going to go to the Inauguration on January 20th, to all those who asked.
Initially, Trump was granted a 12-hour ban and was ordered to remove any of his comments that the platform claimed were against their law. In a tweet, the firm wrote:
AS A RESULT OF THE UNPRECEDENTED AND ONGOING VIOLENT SITUATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WE HAVE REQUIRED THE REMOVAL OF THREE @REALDONALDTRUMP TWEETS THAT WERE POSTED EARLIER TODAY FOR REPEATED AND SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF OUR CIVIC INTEGRITY POLICY.
As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021