The microblogging site Twitter has permanently closed President Donald Trump’s personal account. The company has taken such action in the wake of the violence in the U.S. Capitol Building. The company said it did so in anticipation of escalating violence by Trump. Earlier, Trump’s Twitter account was closed for several hours, and the company warned that it could now permanently close his account.
The company closed Trump’s account for 12 hours last Wednesday, removing one video and three tweets. The company said it made the decision after reviewing his account. Trump has repeatedly violated its rules, Twitter said. However, Trump’s campaign advisor, Jason Miller, tweeted that he was dissatisfied with Twitter’s decision.
Earlier on Wednesday, Facebook also blocked Trump’s page for 24 hours on charges of violating the law. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that incumbent President Donald Trump will no longer be able to use Facebook and Instagram until the swearing-in of newly elected President Joe Biden. The swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of the United States will be held on January 20.
Trump supporters have complained of irregularities in the election results. They were protesting in front of the White House and the Capitol Building. A curfew was imposed by the local administration in Washington DC to bring the situation under control. Four persons were killed and at least fifty protesters were arrested.
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