Thursday, January 7, 2021

Twitter Suspends Trump's Tweets

Twitter has locked Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours “for repeated and severe violations” and has threatened to permanently suspend his account if he violates more policies in the future, reports The Wrap.

“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,” the Twitter Safety account tweeted late Wednesday afternoon. “This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”

The company continued, “Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account. Our public interest policy — which has guided our enforcement action in this area for years — ends where we believe the risk of harm is higher and/or more severe.”

Facebook temporarily blocked President Donald Trump from posting on the site after dozens of the company’s employees asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg to suspend or ban his account. Trump had falsely claimed in a video post on Wednesday that the election was “stolen” and praised rioters who had earlier stormed the U.S. Capitol. During a rally that preceded the mob, the president had urged supporters to march to the Capitol to “show strength” and object to lawmakers’ attempt on Wednesday to certify Joe Biden’s November election win against him. One female civilian was shot and killed amid rioting inside the Capitol Building, according to numerous reports.

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