Facebook, Twitter Lock Trump’s Account, Warn Of Permanent SuspensionAfrican News, Latest News, News, Technology, World News Thursday, January 7th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twitter on Wednesday put President Trump on notice: If he does not stop breaking the platform’s rules, he will be permanently banned.
The stern warning followed another step never before taken by Twitter: It locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours after the removal of three tweets that the company said were a “severe violation” of Twitter’s rules.
Once Trump’s time-out expires on Twitter, the company said it may boot the president off the platform for good if his sharing of election-relation disinformation and glorifications of violence continue.
Facebook deleted the same video Twitter acted on and blocked Trump’s account from sharing messages for 24 hours, but the social network did not say it was considering a permanent suspension of Trump.
Among the tweets that Twitter removed from public view was a video addressed to the mob that violently swarmed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. In the video, Trump said he loved those supporters, even as he told them to go home. He also fanned conspiracy theories that the presidential election was stolen from him./NPR
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