Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

2021-01-09 12:02:58

  The suspended Twitter account of US President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on January 8, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. [Photo/Agencies] SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter said on Friday that it had permanently suspended US President Donald Trump from its service. "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," the company announced in a tweet. The suspension came one day after Facebook made a similar decision of extending an initial 24-hour suspension of Trump's account to an indefinite one, "at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete." Trump's Twitter account was locked for 12 hours on Wednesday following the removal of three tweets. The company said on Wednesday that the removal was for Trump's "repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy" and "as a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, DC."