National File can report Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account, which had almost 89 million followers, was permanently banned by the Big Tech monopoly in the most extreme and unethical case of deplatforming seen to date.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the Twitter Safety account announced Friday.
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.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
The statement from Twitter Safety is false, as President Trump has not made a single post glorifying violence.
“We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021,” a further, longer statement from Twitter falsely claimed.
“As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so,” the long-winded and poorly phrased statement concluded.
In its statement, Twitter explained that they ascribed meaning to President Trump’s recent tweets that may or may not have been present. One of these implied meanings was the words “American Patriots.”
— Samantha Jones (@SamiJo10106) January 8, 2021
President Trump joined Twitter in 2009 and had amassed nearly 89 million followers on the platform prior to account termination.
Twitter had previously restricted the President’s authority by placing warning labels on and outright deleting his tweets.
The Trump administration and the GOP had failed to enact any substantive policies that reigned in Big Tech’s ability to violate the First Amendment over the past four years.