Speaker 1: He's had his tweets flagged for misinformation and even been temporarily suspended from social media. But now just days before the end of his presidency, president Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter altogether in a Friday blog post Twitter said it had permanently suspended the account of the 45th president due to quote the risk of further insight of violence. 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 [00:00:30] of action. The statement read Twitter, went on to say that tweets from world leaders and elected officials are in the public interest, but quote, we made it clear going back is that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. The ban follows an intense week in us politics, which saw a mob of Trump supporters storm the us capital on Wednesday, temporarily halting the certification of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.
Speaker 1: [00:01:00] And creating may head that left five people dead. And while Twitter has flagged or hidden a number of tweets from the president in the past, the ban ultimately resulted from two tweets that were posted by president Trump on Friday in the first, the president tweeted the 75 million great American Patriots who voted for me America first and make America go again, will have a giant voice long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form [00:01:30] shortly afterwards, Trump tweeted that he would not be attending the presidential inauguration on January 20th. According to Twitter, these two tweets came amid quote, ongoing tensions in the United States and had to be taken with in the context of the current political turmoil, particularly quote, the ways in which the president's statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence. Twitter's safety team said that plans for future armed protests were already circulating on and off Twitter.
Speaker 1: And that [00:02:00] Trump's tweets were highly likely to encourage supporters to replicate Wednesday's actions in Washington shortly before the permanent ban Twitter temporarily locked Trump's account for 12 hours citing his baseless claims about election fraud and saying that these tweets violated the platform's rules against interfering in elections, Twitter and Facebook have come under increased scrutiny for the role that they play in the lead up to the violence on Capitol hill. And a number of people have been calling on the social media platforms to ban [00:02:30] the president permanently in a tweet directed to Twitter. Following the riots university of Virginia law professor Danielle Citron said as someone who has served on your trust and safety board since its inception and counseled you since 2009, the time is now to suspend president Trump's account. He has deliberately incited violence causing mayhem with his lies and threats as of late Friday afternoon, when Trump was banned from Twitter, the president's Facebook account remains indefinitely suspended for at
Speaker 2: Least two weeks until the [00:03:00] inauguration on January 20th, shortly after Trump was banned tweets appearing to be from the president, showed up on the official at pots account before they were quickly removed. Twitter has confirmed that any attempt to circumvent the band by using new accounts would result in suspension, stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.