Twitter decided to permanently ban the account of US President Donald Trump, a few days after his supporters broke into the Capitol, killing five people.
The official statement said:
After carefully reviewing the recent tweets from @realDonaldTrump and the context around them, we are permanently closing the account due to the risk of subsequent incitement to violence.
Following the storming of the Capitol to stop Joe Biden’s certification as the next president, Twitter closed Trump’s account for 12 hours, citing rule violations when the president repeatedly claimed his election victory, claiming votes had been stolen. However, Trump supporters were unable to provide evidence of massive fraud, and the courts found no reason to revise the results.
A tweet blog said that due to tensions in the US, Trump’s tweets could be viewed in the context of mobilizing different audiences, which could lead to further violence. If the president tries to bypass the ban using alternative accounts, the company will try to limit its use until Trump leaves the White House.
In addition, Discord today banned The Donald’s server – a community in support of Donald Trump, associated with the also closed subreddit r / The_Donald and TheDonald.win.
Discord stated that the company is strongly opposed to violence on the platform or using the service to organize violent extremism. Discord reported that it did not find signs of The Donald’s server in organizing the invasion of the Capitol, but still decided to close it due to its close connection with the forum, where they called for violence.