Twitter bans Trump

[Jan 8, 2021 – San Francisco] Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account on Friday. The company said in a tweet it made the decision “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Twitter said it feared Trump’s most recent tweets were being interpreted as supporting the rioters and that plans for future armed protests had already been proliferating both on and off the platform, including a proposed attack on the U.S. Capitol and state capitol buildings on Jan. 17.

The suspension amounts to a ban: Trump can no longer access his account and his tweets and profile picture have been deleted. Trump had 88.7 million followers prior to his suspension.