Twitter permanently bans Donald Trump's account

 By Deighton Acuin

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Social media giant Twitter Inc. announced the permanent ban of Outgoing United States President Donald Trump's account due to further violence risks after pro-Trump individuals stormed the nation's capitol.

“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,” the company said in a tweet.

Social media companies also cracked down  Trump's accounts due to chaos in US Capitol, which claimed 5 lives.

Trump is set to turn over the presidential office to President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.

Twitter temporarily suspended the account on Wednesday amid Capitol siege, and warned that additional violations would result to permanent ban.

Twitter said that Trump’s tweet that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration was being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the Nov. 3 election that he lost was not legitimate.

It said another tweet praising “American Patriots” and saying his supporters “will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” could be seen as “further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an orderly transition.”

Both Twitter and Facebook have long afforded Trump special privileges as a sitting elected world leader, saying that tweets that may violate the company’s policies would not be removed because they were in the public interest. They said he would lose access to those privileges upon leaving office, however.

Trump still has access on official POTUS and White House accounts. However, a Twitter spokesperson said if Trump will create another account, it will be suspended too.


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