It has been confirmed that Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account on Friday, January 8 2021. Twitter’s reasoning for this is because he has used his platform to glorify violence. Twitter decided that his two recent tweets would be the last. Here are what they said:
“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!!!”From the CNN Business article, “Twitter bans President Trump permanently”
This tweet suggests how the election is not completely over yet and implies that he supports the actions his supporters are willing to take in order to keep him in office.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”From the CNN Business article, “Twitter bans President Trump permanently”
In this tweet, President Donald Trump claims that he will not be going to the Inauguration. This could be interpreted for Trump supporters to view the Inauguration as an opportunity to strike, since President Trump will not be attending.
Twitter has told CNN that they have also permanently banned his campaign account, @TeamTrump, as well as his @POTUS account because of his attempts to post on those accounts following his ban on his personal account.
Facebook and Instagram
Although President Donal Trump is not permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram, he is temporarily banned from posting on either of the social media sites for at least two weeks until the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden has been completed.
President Donal Trump does not have an official TikTok account, however videos that use hashtags like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty are removed for community guidelines.
“Hateful behavior and violence have no place on TikTok. Content or accounts that seek to incite, glorify, or promote violence violate our Community Guidelines and will be removed,”From the AXIOS article, “All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far”
Shopify has taken down Donald Trump’s organization and his campaign’s merchandise sites for violating community guidelines on supporting violence. This was surprising since Shopify permanently removed them from the site, not temporarily banned them.
Youtube has decided to take action by giving out strikes to channels that post election misinformation and voter-fraud claims. While Youtube is considered to be slower to take action, it is good to see that they are fast to address the situation. However, people say that this response was rather negligible compared to other options like banning or disabling Trump’s account.
“Due to the extraordinary events that transpired yesterday, and given that the election results have been certified, any channel posting new videos with these false claims in violation of our policies will now receive a strike, a penalty which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming. Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube,” Alex Joseph, a YouTube spokesperson, told Axios.From the AXIOS article, “All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far”