Twitter Inc on Friday deleted new tweets posted by U.S. President Donald Trump on official authorities account @POTUS and suspended the account of his presidential marketing campaign, after booting his private account off the platform completely.
Trump tweeted “We is not going to be SILENCED!” from the @POTUS authorities account, with 33.four million followers. Twitter had completely suspended the president’s go-to megaphone, his @realDonaldTrump private account, hours earlier.
The corporate mentioned accounts utilized by Trump to attempt to get across the ban might face everlasting suspension as effectively underneath its “ban evasion” insurance policies.
“Twitter will not be about FREE SPEECH,” Trump wrote within the now-deleted tweets, including that he’s contemplating constructing his personal social media platform within the close to future.
Twitter shut down his @TeamTrump marketing campaign account shortly after it despatched out a tweet with a “assertion from President Trump” accusing Twitter of “banning free speech” and coordinating with “the Democrats and the Radical Left” to silence him.
The account shortly earlier than that had pointed its 2.three million followers to its account on Parler, which is widespread with conservatives for its hands-off method to content material moderation.
Alphabet Inc’s Google suspended Parler on Friday, citing posts inciting violence, whereas Apple Inc gave the service 24 hours to submit an in depth moderation plan.