US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter. The measure is believed to be a fallout of years of incitement and abuse of the platform by Trump.
The social media giant also deleted tweets sent from the US presidential Twitter account after the ban.
“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,” Twitter said.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”
Trump’s account was temporarily locked during the week after the social media platform found him to be repeatedly violating its policies following Wednesday night’s riot at the US Capitol building in Washington DC.
Trump returned to Twitter late Thursday, posting a video message that seemed aimed at calming tensions after the mayhem caused by his supporters.
He acknowledged his presidency was ending and promised a smooth transition to Joe Biden, although he did not go so far as to congratulate or even say the name of his successor.
Shortly after Twitter permanently suspended the president’s personal @realdonaldtrump account, he fired off tweets from the @POTUS presidential account accusing the company of being in cahoots with the “Radical Left.” The tweets were quickly deleted.
“Using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules,” Twitter told AFP. “We have taken steps to enforce this with regard to recent Tweets from the @POTUS account.”
Twitter said at the time it was continuing to watch Trump’s social media activity to determine whether further action was needed.