The decision comes after Facebook and Instagram also extended Trump’s suspensions from one day to indefinite.
Twitter says … “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”
It then claimed 2 of Trump’s tweets from Friday were the last straw in its decision to pull the plug on his account. The first tweet read … “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!!!”
This was followed up by Trump tweeting that he would not be attending the inauguration on Jan. 20.
So, Twitter came to this conclusion — “Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks.”
It should be noted … Trump’s personal Twitter account — the one he uses regularly — is the one that got suspended. His official POTUS account is still active … for now.