Human Events: In the wake of the Capitol riots last Wednesday, Twitter and other Big Tech giants took cancel culture to new heights, permanently banning President Trump from their platforms.
Twitter was the first to permanently suspend Trump’s account.
“After close review of recent Tweets from @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.
At the time of the ban, Trump had more than 88 million followers, making him among the top six most followed users on the platform.
Twitter’s ban followed shortly after Facebook suspended the president for at least the rest of his presidency. CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the decision in a Facebook post on Thursday, arguing that “[Trump’s] decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world.”
As a result of the ban, Twitter stock fell 12 percent on Monday, and the share-price decline wiped $5 billion from the company’s $41 billion market capitalization. more