Twitter, the president’s preferred megaphone, cited “the risk of further incitement for violence.”
OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter said on Friday that it had permanently suspended President Trump from its service “due to the risk of further incitement for violence,” effectively cutting him off from his favorite megaphone for reaching his supporters.
“The user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service,” Twitter said in a blog post.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
The suspension comes a day after Mr. Trump was barred from using Facebook for the remainder of his term, and on the heels of a number of other digital platforms limiting Mr. Trump from their services.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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