After the Capitol incursion on Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook took down videos posted by President Donald Trump and locked him out of his account for a what was supposed to be a short period.
In 72 hours, the president had been banned entirely from a platform and an alternative social media platform had been effectively shut down by Big Tech companies.
First came the 12-hour ban from Twitter.
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” the Twitter Safety account announced.
“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”