Washington (QNN)- Twitter has removed Donald Trump’s account from its social media platform, after the violence at the Capitol building, citing the risk of the president using the site to incite further violence.
“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,” Twitter said.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter rules would potentially result in this very course of action,” it continued.
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.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
Twitter also had initially suspended Trump from posting on a temporary basis on Wednesday night, saying his tweets had violated its policies and that further breaches could result in a permanent ban.
A few hours later, a statement from Trump was posted in several tweets on the @POTUS Twitter account. White House staffers have in the past operated the official government account, which has frequently retweeted posts from the president’s personal account.
“Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me—and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” Trump said.
He added, “We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED!”
Facebook also announced a temporary suspension of Trump account, and it said Thursday that it would extend that action indefinitely.