The social media giant has permanently suspended US President Donald Trump's account @realDonaldTrump, followed by the suspension of his campaign account @TeamTrump
US President Donald Trump said he will look at building his own platform after Twitter suspended him on Friday, citing a risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday by hundreds of his supporters.
Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has permanently suspended US President Donald Trump's account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday.
The suspension of Trump's account, which had more than 88 million followers, silences his primary megaphone days before the end of his term and follows years of debate about how social media companies should moderate the accounts of powerful global leaders.
It was the first time Twitter has banned a head of state, the company confirmed.
The social media giant has also reportedly suspended Trump's campaign account @TeamTrump for violating its rules.
Trump sent the latest tweets on his @POTUS account after Twitter banned his personal account.
Trump used the official @POTUS government account, with 33.4 million followers, later on Friday to tweet "We will not be SILENCED!" and "Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH." Trump said he was considering building his own social media platform.
Twitter quickly deleted those posts.