Earlier in the day, the company announced that it would permanently suspend Trump's personal account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” The company also noted that plans for future armed protests had begun proliferating on and off of the social media service.
In his @ POTUS tweets, Trump reiterated his call to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law that shields tech companies from being held liable for what users post on their platforms. “I'm more determined than ever to strip Section 230 protections from Big Tech (Twitter) that let them be immune from lawsuits,” Graham tweeted.
Tweets that Trump sent out from the @ POTUS account quickly disappeared, indicating Twitter may have deleted them, though the company hasn’t explicitly stated its involvement. Trump ’s comments, posted both to the @ POTUS and @TeamTrump accounts, were loaded with conspiracy theories that Twitter, a private company, was colluding with Democrats to censor his speech.
The social media giant issued a statement Friday noting it has a “ban evasion policy” in place for when users try to circumvent their suspensions. This policy appears to be the reason behind the suspension of the @TeamTrump account, though Twitter has yet to comment publicly on it.
Trump has long used his personal Twitter account to incite violence, but demands that Twitter take action reached a boiling point this week when hundreds of Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol with firearms and other weapons. “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.
Twitter swiftly deleted the tweets soon after they were posted on the official presidential account Friday night, but not before people could screenshot them. These companies have long-faced scrutiny for not taking action over harmful content in his posts.
A pro- Trump mob stormed the Capitol, causing lawmakers to evacuate the building and interrupting a joint session of Congress intended to certify the Electoral College vote making Joe Biden president. The violent scene resulted in the death of five people, including an officer with the Capitol Police.
Twitter temporarily suspended Trump Wednesday for his continued unfounded claims that the election was fraudulent. At first, Twitter limited Trump ’s video message to supporters in which he told them to leave the Capitol while maintaining his debunked claim about the election.
The tweet was blocked from retweets, replies and likes “due to a risk of violence.” Later, the video was removed altogether. Before Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, he posted a video in which he endorsed a smooth transition to a new administration, admitting Joe Biden had in fact won the election without saying his name.
Twitter initially took action Friday after Trump tweeted the following messages from his @realDonaldTrump account. Twitter cited the tweets in a rundown of why the social network opted for a permanent ban.
The breakdown of the context said the “giant voice long into the future” mention and Trump ’s assertion that he would not intend the inauguration “is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition’ and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election.” The violence resulted in the death of five people and the evacuation of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. Jose Luis Magaña | AP.
America's Commander-in-Chief has spent much of his four-year reign tweeting to his heart's desire, but on Friday (January 8), Trump was officially permanently suspended from the microblogging site. It took place after Trump's “Stop The Steal” rally where the president continued to tell his supporters that the November 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and stolen from him.
Chip Somodevilla / Staff / Getty Images As the FBI rounds up the alleged domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol while armed with pipe bombs, zip ties, and weapons, Trump resurfaced on Twitter. This time, he took to the official “@ POTUS account to share his thoughts but Twitter quickly shut that down and deleted his tweets.
Opining that he had predicted such an action, the US president said that his team has been negotiating with various other sites, he will make a “big announcement soon”. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely...”.
It added, “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. Trump had given a speech from the White House, urging protesters to march on the Capitol after making false claims of electoral fraud.
Congress later reconvened and formally certified Biden and Harris' electoral victory, with senior Republican leaders slamming Trump. In the face of a slew of resignations from White House staff and his cabinet, Trump said, “I would like to begin with the heinous attack on the US Capitol.
I immediately deployed the national guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. Trump also promised that a “big announcement” would be coming soon concerning his future on social media, saying that he had been “negotiating with various sites” and could start his own platform.
Some of the president's more outspoken supporters, including his former adviser Michael Flynn and pro- Trump lawyer and conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell, were banned from Twitter earlier in the day. This screenshot shows the series of tweets that were quickly banned by Twitter over fears that the outgoing president could incite further violence.
Twitter/ScreenshotEarlier on Friday, Twitter banned the outgoing president's @realDonaldTrump account permanently after he persisted in violating the platforms rules with tweets that the company said could incite violence similar to that perpetrated by the pro- Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday as Congress was meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden's election win. “ are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so,” Twitter explained in a blog post about banning Trump.