By: Dalila Hashish, News Editor, The Pawprint
The former US president was banned from both Twitter and Facebook after the attack on the US Capitol building on the 6th of January this year.
He was originally suspended from Twitter after calling the people that stormed the Capitol “patriots”. After his suspension was over, he earned a warning from Twitter, but he seemingly ignored it, firing off two now unavailable tweets, both of which were promptly removed due to being “in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy”.
After permanently removing his account, Twitter issued a statement saying that Trump’s account was “permanently suspended… due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, so we can assume that the removed Tweets were in relation to the storming of the Capitol.
Trump’s advisor, Jason Miller, told the media that “we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months… with his own platform”. He also added that the platform “will be the hottest ticket in social media”, would “completely redefine the game”, and “is going to be big [drawing] tens of millions of people”.
He was not only suspended on Twitter and Facebook, but also Snapchat and the popular streaming app Twitch.