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.
“ Twitter may be a private company, but without the government's gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long,” he continued, suggesting that he's mobilizing a platform for his radical supporters. U.S. President Donald Trump makes a fist during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress in Washington U.S., January 6, 2021.
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. In screenshots captured by TechCrunch, Trump responds to the account ban by accusing Twitter employees of conspiring with his political opponents.
“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,” other tweets from the @ POTUS account read in part. In a statement to TechCrunch, A Twitter spokesperson wrote, “As we’ve said, using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules.
A photo illustration shows the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump on a smartphone at the White House briefing room in Washington “ Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH,” Trump wrote in the now-deleted tweets, adding that he is considering building his own social media platform in the near future.
Alphabet Inc's Google suspended Parker on Friday, citing posts inciting violence, while Apple Inc gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan. Promptly poked some holes in his plans. Biden began laying out his framework for the next round of COVID-19 relief, reports The Washington Post, and said his plans include a multi-trillion-dollar package that would provide “more direct relief flowing to families, small businesses,” in part via $2,000 stimulus checks. But Man chin, who Axis notes will become an increasingly important player as a moderate in the Democrats' razor-thin Senate majority, seemed taken aback by Biden's promise.
The man seen sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested and made interesting comments about his death on Facebook. Has been identified as the man in the viral image that displays him kicking his feet up on the House Speaker’s desk during Wednesday’s Capitol riots.
The printing company, Movistar Direct Marketing, declined to name the worker but said it can’t offer employment to people “demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others.” Federal prosecutors in Tennessee said Friday that FBI agents have searched the homes and offices of multiple state lawmakers.
1,” Man chin told the Washington Post when asked if he would endorse another round of direct payments.“How is the money that we invest now going to help us best to get jobs back and get people employed? The president-elect will also likely push for additional funding for vaccine distribution and funding to help states and cities, the report says. Manchin, a moderate, is expected to hold a crucial vote as Democrats control the Senate in a 50-50 split with Republicans, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaker. Biden wants to pass a new relief package quickly after he takes office on January 20, and earlier this week promised Georgia voters that they can expect to receive a $2,000 stimulus check if both Democratic U.S. Senate candidates won their elections, which they did.“If you send Jon and the reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now,” Biden said at a rally for the Democrats in Atlanta. After Jon Scoff and Reverend Raphael Warlock won their races earlier this week, incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) also promised that the $2,000 checks would be a top priority. However, if Biden and Schumer lose even one Democratic vote they may struggle to pass legislation under special Senate rules that allow bills to pass with a simple majority, rather than the 60 vote margin generally needed. While some Republicans have come out in favor of the $2,000 stimulus payments, it is unlikely GOP lawmakers would support other facets of Biden's new plan, including extending unemployment benefits.
Located directly under the roof, Poniatowski’s idyllic Right Bank apartment is flooded with light, flea market finds, and the designer’s very own collectionOriginally Appeared on Architectural Digest Before she died in Wednesday’s siege at the U.S. Capitol, Rosanne Boy land was a recovering drug addict who wanted to become a sobriety counselor.
Boy land, 34, was one of three people who died of medical emergencies when a pro- Trump mob, egged on by the president, stormed the Capitol as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Law enforcement officials announced Friday that they had arrested the man pictured in a viral photograph sitting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office with one leg up on her desk when pro- Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Barnett is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville, Ark., awaiting his initial appearance, according to NBC News. A New York Times reporter on Wednesday shared a video of Barnett, which he said was taken after the Arkansan's time in the speaker's office, and shows him bragging about taking a personalized envelope from the office, which he says he didn't steal. Pelosi's aides have said her office was vandalized on Wednesday and that a laptop from a conference room had been stolen, though the equipment was only used for presentations. Officials earlier announced the arrests of 82 people at the state, local and federal levels, according to reports, while the FBI's Washington Field Office on Friday released 40 photos of people who are wanted in connection with the rioting at the Capitol. A state lawmaker from West Virginia was also charged Friday in connection with the riot at the Capitol.
Derrick Evans, a Republican, reportedly recorded and then deleted a video of himself joining the crowd, leading to a petition asking for him to step down. Meanwhile, 70-year-old Lonnie Hoffman of Farmville, Ala. Is accused of having two handguns, an assault rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails that included gasoline and what appeared to be homemade napalm, officials said. Police were able to link Hoffman to a suspicious red GMC pick-up truck with Alabama plates, according to NBC News. Mark Leffingwell was charged and is accused of knowingly entering restricted ground and assaulting an officer after entering the Capitol. Albert's, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, is also accused of having a pocketknife at the time. He “immediately tried to flee” before police detained him, according to court papers.
President Trump reportedly spent much of Wednesday “cocooned” at the White House as his supporters stormed the Capitol, and his aides say he has become “mentally unreachable. “While a pro- Trump mob breached the Capitol building on Wednesday, disrupting Congress' session to certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election and leaving four people dead, Trump was “cocooned at the White House and listening only to a small coterie of loyal aides,” all while resisting calls from advisers to condemn the rioters, The Washington Post reports.
A white man who deliberately sped his car through a crowd of racial injustice protesters in Iowa City, striking several, will avoid prison and have the incident erased from his record if he stays out of trouble for three years. A judge last month granted a deferred judgment for Michael Ray Stephane, 45, who told police he drove his Toyota Camry through the crowd in August because the protesters needed “an attitude adjustment.” The sentence means a felony charge of willful injury resulting in bodily injury against Stephane will be dismissed and expunged, as long as he does not commit a crime during a three-year term of probation.
On Facebook, Mrs. Thomas expressed explicit love for the violent chaos carried out by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, who are against the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden. So on Wednesday, several thousand of those supporters took their anger out on the U.S. Capitol and the people tasked with protecting it. But as Earhart put it on Friday's episode of Fox News' morning show, those Trump voters are just “scared” and “worried” about the future of the country.
Hondurans have taken to WhatsApp and Facebook groups, some of which have thousands of subscribers, to organize another caravan scheduled to leave from the country's northern city San Pedro SLA on Jan. 15, despite the coronavirus pandemic. “Do not waste your time and money, and do not risk your safety and health,” Mark Morgan, acting commissioner at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said in a statement.
A sitting President incited a mob of his supporters to attack the United States Capitol building, where the Senate and House of Representatives were meeting in the Constitutionally required joint session to count the votes of the Electoral College. He has lied repeatedly about what happened in that election, convincing millions of decent, honest people that his opponents committed systematic fraud, in effect conning his own supporters.
Trump ’s charade promulgated the idea that Congress could overturn the duly certified results of the election from the key battleground states, enough to shift the Electoral College majority to his favor. President Donald Trump briefly surfaced on the @ POTUS Twitter account to fire back at Twitter for permanently banning him from the platform.
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.