Twitter permanently suspends President Trump's account!

A few days ago, Twitter temporarily suspended the account of the US President Donald Trump for violating their policy—just a few moments ago, the account was again suspended, but this time permanently. 

Twitter permanently suspends President Trump's account!

In a blog post, the company further explained the reason for this action—concluding that recent tweets from the president violated their terms of service and therefore decided to permanently suspend the account. The initial reason for the account's suspension was that the president used these platforms to "incite the mob that attacked the US Capitol" but this lasted for only 24 hours on Twitter, where the president had been very active even before his election into the office of the US presidency—Facebook's ban on the account on this same matter lasts for at least two weeks until “the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

Prior to the suspension, President Trump's Twitter account fell victim to Twitter's feature which labelled "misinformation from political leaders"—all tweets from the account claiming election fraud were flagged but Twitter felt his recent tweets of inciting violence were unhealthy for the peace of the nation and hence decided to suspend it to prevent him from repeating it.

According to the blog post, the main reason for the suspension was based on two tweets he put out this morning—it was stated that these tweets 

“... must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks.” 

The permanent ban was inevitable since many of their employees were pushing for it—according to The Verge.

Twitch, Instagram and Facebook's temporal ban are still in place (for at least two weeks) till any further decision is made, Twitter, probably the president's favourite app has now permanently suspended his account and in a thread reiterated the fact that all accounts need to comply with their terms. 

Reddit also took down the r/DonaldTrump subreddit for also violating their terms. These actions at least give us some hope that these companies are putting in some effort to make the internet a safer place for everyone but clearly, there is a lot to be done.


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