BREAKING: Twitter Permanently Bans Trump’s Account Citing Risk Of Further Inciting Violence

BREAKING: Twitter Permanently Bans Trump’s Account Citing Risk Of Further Inciting Violence

By Agency Reports on January 9, 2021
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FILE: President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Washington. | AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, January 9, 2021 citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter initially suspended Trump’s account for 12 hours after he posted a video that repeated false claims about election fraud and praised the rioters who stormed the Capitol.

Twitter’s move deprives Trump of a potent tool he has used to communicate directly with the American people for more than a decade. He has used Twitter to announce policy changes, challenge opponents, insult enemies, praise his allies (and himself), and to spread misinformation.

Twitter posted a lengthy explanation of its reasons for permanently suspending Trump’s account on its blog.

AP

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