Following the attack on the Capitol by Donald Trump-inspired supporters, big tech companies have reacted quickly to ban the outgoing president.
Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Reddit, Shopify, YouTube, Snapchat, and Twitch among others have imposed one restriction or the other.
Twitter has joined this list by permanently suspending Trump. Before this, Twitter, had been labeling Trump tweets.
In a blog post announcing the suspension, Twitter said: “After a 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.
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!”
Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Pointing out the tweets that were not in line with its rules, the tech giant said: “After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.”
Since becoming the 45th President of the US, Donald Trump has had a frosty relationship with mainstream media referring to them them as fake news.
Left with no choice, he had to depend heavily on his social media accounts especially Twitter to disseminate his thoughts and government wins.
Now that his left megaphone has been suspended and with a no-love-lost affair with the media, we may never hear from Donald Trump until the end of his tenure.