Twitter on Wednesday evening did something the behemoth social site should have done ages ago and removed three tweets from outgoing President Donald Trump in which he repeated false claims of widespread voter fraud that doesn’t exist. Trump fans stormed the U.S. Capitol, and physically confronted police officers. Violence erupted in the nation’s capital, with Trump protesters taking to the streets to overturn the presidential election that resulted in Joe Biden’s victory. Trump has been encouraging violence, and oh boy, he certainly was successful.
Twitter took things a step further and locked down the president’s account for 12 hours, then warned that any “future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump.”
Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
Just ban him already. Our narcissistic president is not going to stop this sort of behavior.
Just seeing this Trump tweet, which Twitter removed. This is the language of an insurgent who leads a terrorist movement. pic.twitter.com/mGPplJmYHn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2021
Twitter users had a better suggestion for the social site.
It needs to be permanently suspended NOW! You’ve waited long enough.
— Rosebee (@Rose_bee) January 7, 2021
Do it NOW. They just attacked our capital! He asked them to come to DC and do this. They attacked our CONGRESS.
— Kym Grosso (@KymGrosso) January 7, 2021
this is very brave of you to do with *checks calendar* two weeks left in his administration.
— KosherSam (@KosherSam) January 7, 2021
Facebook took similar action and removed Trump’s appalling video.
Zuckerberg just sent out an internal post/memo to employees. here’s the Text below: pic.twitter.com/TYvgvvaJIg
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) January 7, 2021
NEWS: Facebook just removed Trump’s last post that supported the MAGA capitol stormers, seen belowhttps://t.co/qzUjy3BZMx
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) January 6, 2021
Well, it’s a bit late since there are only two weeks left to Trump’s time in office, but we’ll take it. Trump will cause more damage on his way out if our elected officials don’t take immediate action.
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