Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Citing 'Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence'


January 11, 2021

President Trump's Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, has been permanently suspended, the company announced.

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Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump from Twitter over a pattern of behavior that violated company rules.

"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," the company said in a statement.

Officials at Twitter said elected officials and world leaders are encouraged to speak freely on the platform.


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