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Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account, cites 'incitement of violence' risk By Reuters

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account, cites 'incitement of violence' risk By Reuters
Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account, cites 'incitement of violence' risk

The suspension of Trump's account, which had more than 88 million followers, silences his primary megaphone days before the end of his term and follows years of debate about how social media companies should moderate the accounts of powerful global leaders.Social media companies have moved swiftly to crack down on Trump and some of his prominent right-wing allies and supporters in the wake of the turmoil in Washington, D." Critics of major social media platforms, including top Democratic politicians, praised Twitter's move and said it was long overdue, while Trump suppporters expressed outrage.Trump's prolific use of social media helped propel him to the White House in 2016.

In a 2017 interview on Fox Business, Trump said "I doubt I would be here if it weren’t for social media, to be honest with you," according to a transcript released by the network.President Donald Trump's account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the U.

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