Twitter has made the unprecedented decision to permanently suspend President Trump’s Twitter account.
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
USA Today reports on the social networking service’s latest decision regarding the president:
The account, which had 88 million followers, has now vanished.
“Twitter encourages an open dialogue between our leadership and employees, and we welcome our employees expressing their thoughts and concerns in whichever manner feels right to them,” the company said in a statement.
Trump appears in danger of losing his most powerful social media megaphones. Facebook has banned the president for at least two weeks, and possibly indefinitely.
Trump already faced a possible ban after he leaves office on Jan. 20 and loses his protected status as a world leader.