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After temporary suspension, Twitter permanently bans US President Trump

Twitter has banned outgoing US president Donald Trump permanently from its platform, after he tweeted with cryptic messages of support to his supporters, calling them "American patriots". Twitter's ban, which follows an earlier temporary suspension that lasted till Friday, was put in place after Trump reportedly incited a violent attack by a mob on the US Capitol building earlier this week. Other social media platforms have also take similar actions — Facebook has banned Trump from its platform indefinitely, at least until the remainder of his term; Snapchat also blocked Trump's account for incitement of violence. 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.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021 'Risk of further incitement of violence' In a statement issued Friday, Twitter said that a review of Trump's recent tweets from his personal @realDonaldTrump account were suspended "due to the risk of further incitement of violence". It said that accounts such as Trump's were not above its rules, and that the platform could not be used to incite violence. In his tweets that prompted the ban, Trump had exclaimed that 75 million "American Patriots" had voted from him, who "would have a GIANT VOICE long into the future". He added that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration on January 20. Twitter explained that these two tweets had to be read in the broader context of the…

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