U.S. President Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, less than two weeks before he is set to leave office.
Twitter announced the move late Friday, saying it had conducted a “close review” of the President’s recent tweets and how they were being received, and concluding that two tweets on Friday might lead to violence on or around the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden later this month.
Twitter had previously suspended Trump’s access for 12 hours on Wednesday, after a mob composed of the President’s supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol Building, ransacked congressional offices and interrupted the joint session intended to accept the electoral college votes confirming Biden’s victory in last year’s election. Five individuals died during the riot, including four supporters of the President and an officer with the Capitol Police.
Donald Trump’s personal Twitter handle.
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