Twitter has locked Donald Trump out of his personal account for 12 hours after he repeatedly tweeted false statements regarding the U.S. Government. Over the past month, Trump has repeatedly tweeted unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud. In the weeks following the election, the app placed a disclaimer under his tweets. However, things escalated as supporters of his stormed Capitol Hill and he responded by posting a video continuing to claim the election was “stolen” from him.
“Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account,” the company stated.
BREAKING: Twitter has announced that Trump's account has been "locked for 12 hours" and warned that future violations will result in "permanent suspension.”
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 7, 2021
Twitter has also pointed out tweets that need to be deleted for the President to continue to use his personal account. If they are not removed, Twitter is threatening to delete his account.
“If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” Twitter officials explained.
Twitter was not the only social media company to go toe-to-toe with the President. Facebook and YouTube also removed videos that the President posted during the Capitol Hill riots.
The President has not yet issued a statement regarding the recent actions from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.