Calm in piss, @realDonaldTrump: Twitter finally suspended the president after sparking a riot at the Capitol this week.
“After carefully examining the last tweets from the @ realDonaldTrump account and the context around them – especially how they are received and interpreted on and outside of Twitter – we have permanently blocked the account due to the risk of further inciting violence”, said Twitter wrote in a blog post on Friday night.
“In connection with terrible events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter rules would potentially lead to exactly this course of action,” the company added. “Our Framework of public interest
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The decision is made after around 350 Twitter employees sent one This week’s internal letter to CEO Jack Dorsey and other company executives demanding that the company stop stalling. take a deep breath, Pull the cord already on the guillotine. Staff urged Twitter executives to explain why they habitually allowed Trump violate the rules of the site in the extreme impunity, and requested an investigation into the flaws of moderation they believe contributed to the pro-Trump rioters’ attack on the Capitol.
The letter that was verified by The Washington Post, reads in part: “Despite our efforts to serve as Trump’s megaphone of public conversation, we helped fuel the deadly January 6th. We call for an investigation into how our political choices have increased serious anti-democratic threats. We need to learn from our mistakes in order to avoid future harm. We play an unprecedented role in civil society and the eyes of the world are on us. Our decisions this week will cement our place in history, for better or for worse. “
In a statement to the Post, Twitter spokesman Brandon Borrman said the company “encourages open dialogue between our leaders and employees,” and welcomed employees “to express their thoughts and concerns in a manner that is right for them.” feels”.
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Alyse Stanley contributed to this article.