[dropcap]D[/dropcap]igital sanctions against Donald Trump are increasing. After temporarily suspending the president’s account, Twitter has just permanently banned the 45th president of the United States from its platform.
This decision should, according to the social network, make it possible to avoid any new incitement to violence or hatred, after the famous insurgency of the US Capitol which killed 5 people including a police officer.
Donald Trump permanently banned from the social network Twitter
Digital companies continue to sanction Trump, following the invasion of the Capitol by his supporters. Indeed, Twitter announced this Friday that it had permanently suspended the account of outgoing US President Donald Trump; given “the risk of further incitement to violence” on his part.
“Following careful consideration of recent tweets from Donald Trump’s account and the surrounding context, we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement to violence,” Twitter said in a statement posted to its official blog.
Trump’s new tweets lead to account suspension
Indeed, in those tweets, Trump said he will not attend Joe Biden’s nomination, a first since 1869. Additionally, he called his supporters “American patriots”, saying they will “have” a giant voice in the future ”.
Twitter, Facebook … the discord between social media and Donald Trump
However, Twitter was not the social network that banned the 45th President of the United States. In fact, although he was the first to suspend the president’s account after the invasion of the Capitol, many social networks and platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Spotify … did not hesitate to follow him. not.
In this wake, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to ban Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram for at least two weeks; moment that will coincide with the handover scheduled for January 20.
Everything to avoid hatred and violence
In a post, the founder of Facebook said that “the risks of letting the President use (the) platform during this period are simply too great”. Which ties in with Twitter’s statements.
Trump plans to start his own social network soon
However, following the suspension of his personal Twitter account, Donald Trump managed to use the presidential account @POTUS to express his displeasure. Indeed, according to him, “freedom of expression” no longer exists in America. In addition, the wealthy businessman said social media were working together to “silence” him.
So, in the face of these digital sanctions, Melania Trump’s husband is reportedly considering creating his own social media platform. However, Twitter also deleted these messages from Donald Trump; the social network also locked the presidential account, until the handover.
Donald Trump supporters baffled by the removal of Parler
At the same time, Trump supporters have also not been spared from digital sanctions. Indeed, Twitter has deleted hundreds of QAnon-related accounts. Google Play has removed the Parler app from its download platform; Talk about being so far the favorite Youtube alternative of far-right and pro-Trump supporters, like the Rumble app. For its part, the App Store has given the Parler app a 24 hour deadline to implement a full moderation plan.
The suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter account has delighted Democrats, who see the insurgency on Capitol Hill as a hindrance to American democracy. At the same time, digital sanctions of this magnitude against a president are a world first.