Twitter blocked Trump for 12 hours(Reuters image)
Twitter blocked Trump for 12 hours(Reuters image)

Twitter locks Trump’s account, threatens permanent ban over inciting violence

The messaging platform locked Trump for 12 hours and said his account will remain locked if the offending messaging are not taken down, according to the Twitter safety team.
Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:19 AM IST

Twitter on Wednesday threatened to permanently ban US President Donald Trump from the platform for flouting its civic integrity rules, ordering him to remove three rule-breaking tweets.

The messaging platform locked Trump for 12 hours and said his account will remain locked if the offending messaging are not taken down, according to the Twitter safety team.

“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, DC, we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” Twitter said in a post.

“If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”

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