USA Twitter meddeler at de har stengt ned Donald Trumps konto. Twitter har i løpet av fredagen også stengt ned Michael Flynn og Sydney Powell.
USAs president Donald Trumps Twitter-konto stenges etter to nye tweets fra ham. Twitter meddeler at de bedømmer at disse glorifiserer vold.
On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump 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!!!”
Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two 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, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.
Foruten Donald Trump stenger Twitter også ned Sydney Powells konto ifølge FOX News. Powell er Donald Trumps advokat. På fredagen stengte Twitter også ned USAs nasjonale sikkerhetsrådgiver Michael Flynn og Ron Watkins som eier nettstedet 8chan. Grunnen til nedstengningene er at disse to har spredt «konspirasjonsteorier» om Qanon.