Trump banned on social media


Norah Tobin, Staff Writer

Following the mob on Capitol Hill a few days ago, Trump is currently facing many backlashes for these actions. Twitter was the first of social media to put a ban on Trump’s content. These moves are planned to defend against further attempts to provoke abuse following months of Trump’s relentless and baseless allegations of electoral fraud, along with his reluctance to acknowledge his defeat in the recent election. Trump’s supporters’ cries of inequality were greeted on the forums and tentative cheers from those who see the steps as long overdue. 

Twitter’s statement for the permanent suspension of the President stated, “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” A lot of controversy followed this tweet that Twitter had posted. 

As per usual, Many Americans’ opinions are divided on this issue. Some say it is outrageous for the president of the United States to be banned on a social media platform while others agree with that statement but they also feel that Twitter is a private company so therefore, they can ban whoever they want on the platform. Companies such as Reddit, Twitch, Shopify, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Tik Tok, Apple, Discord, Pinterest, and Amazon AWS all followed behind Twitter in Banning Donald Trump from their platforms. 

The President responded to this by claiming that the social media sites had made a “catastrophic mistake”. Trump then went on to defend his response to the mob on the U.S Capitol by claiming that what went down was “totally appropriate.” As House Democrats prepare to speed up their oversight of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking platforms, Trump’s revived attacks are coming. In recent days, party politicians have faulted tech giants for behaving too slowly to stop the cyber rhetoric of Trump from precipitating chaos in the real world.