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Twitter suspends Trump’s account permanently

Twitter suspends Trump’s account permanently

Twitter has announced on Friday it has permanently suspended President Trump’s Twitter account, citing ’the risk of further incitement of violence’. The move follows the storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters on Wednesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg already announced it had banned Pres Trump on Thursday. The president’s team called Twitter’s decision ’disgusting’.

Frits
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Randall
Randall 1 months

Twitter and Facebook are private companies. They invite and encourage everyone on Earth to join and use their digital social media service for no cost. Simply agree to conduct yourself within their clearly delineated rules. Failing to comply with basic rules of conduct can result in permanent suspension of your account. Trump is apparently incapable of operating within the parameters of simple rules.

Thrice Hated
Thrice Hated 1 months

This is very logical move on Twitter's side. Right now D.Trump cannot force Twitter to reverse its decision. If D.Trump tries to sue, the courts will reject his case. So we have a very strong precedent being established here and now. Quoting NY Post that in turn is quoting Twitter's statement: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,". The account is being suspended for the _risk_ of further ... Basically, he is being punished now for what he _may_ do in the future. I shouldn't expand on this. Interpret it as you see fit according to your own views. For me, it is by far most negative event of the recent weeks.

H
H 1 months

Usually I'd say let him yammer all he wants, free speech etc. But he kinda flew over the cuckoos nest.

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