The social media site Twitter has permanently closed US President Donald Trump’s account following the Capitol building violence. Twitter said that it has taken this step anticipating further violence in the future.
Twitter said that after close observation of the tweet from Trump’s account we found out how he was being taken. In view of further danger, we have decided to close their account permanently. Shortly after the personal account was closed, Trump tweeted from the president’s official account @POTUS, but it was removed within minutes. Apart from this, Twitter has also closed an account named Team Trump (@TeamTrump).
#UPDATE | After the suspension of his personal Twitter account, US President Donald Trump tweeted from his official @POTUS account but the tweets were taken down within minutes. https://t.co/eg5ovKvkxb pic.twitter.com/vaL4wKTkpT— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
Earlier, Twitter blocked Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours. Also warned that if Trump violates the rules in future, his account will be permanently blocked.
On the day of the violence in the Capitol building, Twitter also asked Trump to delete three tweets that were being cited as the main reason for the violence. Twitter also removed a video of Trump addressing his supporters.
On the day of the violence, veteran social media company Facebook also banned President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the decision was taken because of his efforts to promote violence in the US capital this week. Earlier, Twitter and Instagram also closed Trump’s accounts on their respective platforms.