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President Donald Trump will no longer hold office by the end of the month, but as far as Twitter is concerned, he’s already done.
The social media platform Friday announced Trump’s account has been permanently suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” in reference to Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol building. Five people died after protestors stormed the halls of Congress.
Twitter went on to indicate it had provided a warning that a permanent suspension would result from “additional violations of Twitter Rules.”
“Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly,” the Twitter Safety account continued. “It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”
President Trump has not yet responded to Twitter’s announcement.