Friday, January 8, 2021

Trump Suspended From Twitter


This appears permanent. It does not include the "temporary" wording in yesterday's suspension.

The reason is unknown at this time.



Here is Twitter's statement on the permanent suspension of Trump:


All his tweets are gone:


From Twitter's blog:

Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump

By Twitter Inc.
Friday, 8 January 2021 

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. 

In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open. 

However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement. 

The below is a comprehensive analysis of our policy enforcement approach in this case.


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.


We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

This determination is based on a number of factors, including:

  • President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (12) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.
  • The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending. 
  • The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.
  • The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election. 
  • Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021. 

As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.


  1. I don't understand what Trump is trying to do, if it is a matter of pride on his part, this outcome seems a lot more embarrassing. But much more concerning is the dark turn Social Media, and perhaps the whole internet (Apple threat to ban Parler) seems to be taking so very quickly.

    1. Perhaps they believe the dam has broken, that the federal govt is now in the hands of the democrats and they have no worries about coming down hard on Trump and anyone else who doesn't toe their party line.

  2. Well, hopefully Trump will migrate to Gab or Mumble or whatever the other Twitter alternatives are called. It's about time that competition with Twitter starts happening.

    1. Until ICANN yanks their domain...then we get to hear Wenzel tell us to build your own internet.

    2. No need to. What is needed is a robust steganigraphic overlay network which creates untraceable and decentralized means of mass communication on top of the regular internet.

      The real enemy in not coommunication providers, it's closed-source software which you gave zero control over and which can spy on you and censor you in secret.

    3. USENET meets your requirements. If only it could be revived from the sad state it is currently in. It is the original discussion medium of the internet and is entirely decentralized. Censoring can't go beyond individual server owners.

  3. Trump is on Gab as of today with over 500,000 followers ( Gab is reporting massive growth by the way, which is no surprise as Twitter is busy destroying itself by purging anything that resembles free speech.

  4. How amusing that they have a "Glorification of Violence" policy. That is certainly aptly named for promoting the state's view of life.

  5. Trump ostensibly came into office to battle the Deep State. Guess what? The Deep State won.