San Francisco, CA (77WABC) — Twitter announcing its permanently suspending President Trump’s Twitter page in the wake of the recent tweets — following riots and violent protest on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
The announcement says the company made the decision for permanent suspension because of the way his recent tweets were interpreted and to prevent further incitement of violence.
The two page statement, which you can read below, provides a timeline and detailed assessment and overview of how Twitter came to its decision.
“We have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the statement read. Twitter went on to say, “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.”
Twitter, in particular, placed direct attention on his most recent tweets today, which stated: “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!!!”
The above tweet was then followed by a President Trump tweet, where he announced he would not be attending the inauguration ceremony for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris.
In the social media company’s assessment, Twitter focused on five factors which focused on the President’s absence from the inaugural ceremonies serves as
- “…encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending. “
- The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.
The permanent suspension comes after the President’s account was banned for 12 hours on Wednesday due to what Twitter referred to as a violation of their civic integrity policy, in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill riots.
President Trump’s account ended with 88 million followers.