The following are excerpts from the article by Ethan Baron (r. a. note)
The Mercury News.com ————By Ethan Baron ————Sun., Jan.10, 2021
Twitter stated: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
The President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted in response to the ban that “Free-speech no longer exists in America,” adding, “It died with big tech and what’s left is only there for a chosen few.”
Trump had tweeted: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
The President followed up with: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Because of “ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol,” the two Trump tweets “must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence,” Twitter said.
The tweets violated its Glorification of Violence Policy, the company said.
The Two Reasons:
That policy “aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts,” the company said. Twitter said it concluded the Friday tweets “were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol.”
In addition to banning the president’s account, the Twitter also announced Friday it would permanently suspend accounts pushing QAnon content, banning prominent right-wing boosters of its conspiracy theories including Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell following Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.
Personally, i do not see the glorification of violence in those two tweets. (r. a. note)