USA Released a statement
Donald Trump’s personal account has been permanently suspended from Twitter.
This follows the storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters, with Twitter having already temporarily suspended the president for tweets that they considered to have fuelled the assault.
“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,” a statement from the social media company started.
“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.
“Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things.
“We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”
Trump took to other accounts to send messages after this development. He tweeted from the @POTUS account for the president, that he rarely used, but the tweets were then taken down.
Then, Donald Trump Jr. shared a message from his account.
“Free speech Is under attack!” he wrote. “Censorship is happening like NEVER before! Don’t let them silence us.”
Free Speech Is Under Attack! Censorship is happening like NEVER before! Don’t let them silence us. Sign up at https://t.co/835Eak6Ghi to stay connected!
If I get thrown off my social platforms I’ll let you know my thoughts and where I end up. pic.twitter.com/bO7wbfWWVr
? Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 9, 2021