Twitter permanently bans Trump, suspends his team's account

By Gitanjali Mangal -- January 09, 2021 10:58 am -- Updated:January 09, 2021 12:04 pm

Twitter had suspended Trump's account for 12 hours on January 7. Now it has permanently banned US President Donald Trump's twitter account.

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Later, Twitter shut down his @TeamTrump campaign account shortly after it sent out a tweet with a "statement from President Trump" accusing Twitter of "banning free speech" and coordinating with "the Democrats and the Radical Left" to silence him.

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The social media platform also deleted new tweets posted by him on official government account @POTUS.

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Twitter has claimed that accounts used by him to try to get around the ban could face permanent suspension as well under its "ban evasion" policies.

"Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH," Trump wrote in the now-deleted tweets, adding that he is considering building his own social media platform in the near future.

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In a post, Twitter explained that the suspension was based on factors such as evidence that plans for future armed protests were proliferating on and off the platform, "including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021."

-PTC News

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