The world continues to celebrate Twitter's permanent banishment of Donald Trump.
In dumping Trump, Twitter also stated it was on alert if Senor Sedition tried evading his ban by using government accounts.
NEW: Twitter tells me that if Trump tried to circumvent this ban by using @POTUS, the platform would remove these new postings. If Trump made a new account, that account would face a permanent suspension "at first detection," according to Twitter's rules. https://t.co/e9EUdps6QK— Makena Kelly (@kellymakena) January 9, 2021
That was a wise decision. Trump used the official government account @POTUS "to rant about the social media giant supposedly being in cahoots with the 'radical left' to silence him and the 'patriots' who support him", as The Daily Beast reported. The tweets were deleted almost immediately.
Trump also announced he would have "a big announcement soon" because he's looking "at the possibilities of building out our own [social media] platform in the near future". I think that announcement will be in "two weeks" or right after "Infrastructure Week".
In one blink-and-you-missed-it tweet, Trump whined: "We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH." Trump was then immediately silenced.
But he was right. Twitter is not about free speech. Twitter is a private business, with a policy by which users must abide. If someone violates the rules, he can't use the service. Simple. No shirt, no shoes, no service.
The Frustrated Fuhrer tried using the @TeamTrump account, but it was suspended mere seconds after he posted.
There cannot be too many high-profile individuals remaining in Trump's dwindling orbit who want to sacrifice their Twitter account so he can post once and have the tweet (and account) deleted in minutes. (Batshit insane lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell have also been forever banned from Twitter; Wood (no relation) had two accountds banned. Showoff!
The next GOP platform will include a plank to nationalize Twitter and Facebook— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) January 8, 2021
Not obvious at all why they should remain private companies, unconstrained by the First Amendment
Google Play suspended Parler, a cesspool of MAGA cult members. Apple has demanded Parler moderate its content or it will be removed from Apple's App Store.
Happy schadenfreude night to all who observe.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) January 9, 2021
Donald Trump has tried to tweet from the following accounts, they have either had their tweets deleted or been suspended. #TrumpBanned— Anonymous 👥 (@YourAnonCentral) January 9, 2021
- @TeamTrump pic.twitter.com/OZBIu8cUoL
Twitter, Reddit, Twitch, Shopify, Snapchat, and Discord have all permanently banned Trump. Facebook even has a temporary ban. He’s really running out of 5th Avenues.— Bizarre Lazar (@BizarreLazar) January 9, 2021
Breaking: Twitter is nuking the biggest QAnon accounts for "Coordinated Harmful Activity," some of whom promoted the Capitol riots. General Flynn, Sidney Powell, Ron Watkins, included. Twitter's statement: pic.twitter.com/cWEfv5m98V— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) January 8, 2021
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
"As someone in Trump's inner circle put it to me just in the last few minutes: Losing his Twitter account probably hurts the president more than his impeachment."@JonLemire calling Trump's Twitter account 'the life blood of the Trump presidency.' #theriedout pic.twitter.com/Tz28XWeToA— The ReidOut (@thereidout) January 9, 2021
I just want to point out that the White House seems to be mobilizing faster in response to Trump’s Twitter account being removed than they did to the violent insurrection Trump incited at the Capitol on Wednesday.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 9, 2021
Donald Trump’s twitter suspension really just shows that they could have done this 4 years ago but chose not to until he stopped being profitable & powerful. Instead, they allowed hatred to spread openly and a continuous incitement of violence. It’d be good to remember that. pic.twitter.com/gLb5HcUgP3— Arnesa Buljušmić-Kustura (@Rrrrnessa) January 9, 2021
Twitter tells @b_fung that it has banned Trump’s @teamtrump campaign account because the president tried tweeting there tonight after his own account was banned and his attempted tweets were swiftly deleted from the government @POTUS account.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 9, 2021
This too pic.twitter.com/wuH5HyTy9P— steve colditz (@bradsdad4545) January 9, 2021
I believe there are more than a couple of message boards out there with discussion of advance plans for this thing (think TheDonaldDOTwin was where this came from?). Little to no reason to believe people close to DT wouldn’t have accounts here - hell, they could have advised: pic.twitter.com/iJFmaV6JJu— S1mpl3_N0m4d (@NationOfJason) January 8, 2021
Trump's digital director Gary Coby just tried this out. Twitter blocked his account out within five minutes. pic.twitter.com/wITiYy97sq— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) January 9, 2021
This was up for less than 5 minutes before they suspended the account. pic.twitter.com/QdwUFSpdDj— Randy Gibbs (@RandalGibbs) January 9, 2021
Appears the Trump campaign’s digital director tried to give Trump his account. Twitter promptly suspended him pic.twitter.com/7ejWL7GjEc— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 9, 2021
Letting the president post from your account is the new White House loyalty test— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 9, 2021
still up pic.twitter.com/3qOaAA2J8e— sublimelight312 (@sublimelight312) January 9, 2021
It's here. Track account suspensions related to Trump's whack-a-mole on Twitter at this dashboard, part of a series of trackers on Trump's final days (including resignations and calls for the president's removal). Will be updated with new reports.https://t.co/2ZOeJ9GPwp pic.twitter.com/NltLxxxCuA— Benjy Renton (@bhrenton) January 9, 2021
It'll be whack-a-mole for a few days until Trump runs out of the people with large followings who are fine with getting banned by sacrificing their account access to Trump— Mike Dorsey (@DorseyFilm) January 9, 2021
Thinking back to this story about the guy who used to handle Trump’s social media accounts finding out that Trump learned how to send tweets.— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 9, 2021
He compared it to the raptors in Jurassic Park learning how to open doors. https://t.co/939YbWmrU6 pic.twitter.com/fq8WI5TWbf
Owning the libs by deleting your account https://t.co/8VyfGPO7y7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 9, 2021
Melania Trump was too busy overseeing a rug photoshoot to concern herself with the insurrection https://t.co/ZjUgEPhttM— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 8, 2021
It's almost funnier to keep Rudy tweeting "What happened to POTUS?" 🤣https://t.co/rNcGMZVamH— Stephen Kiskamp (@skiskamp) January 9, 2021
Nah, hamburgers is spelt correctly. Couldn't be the Don.— AdamM (@adammonline) January 9, 2021
I just started following this guy...seems legit. pic.twitter.com/HYpnYWtIuZ— Mark Tobin (@marktobindesign) January 9, 2021
Are we sure this is parody? pic.twitter.com/pMMHk03yrZ— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) January 9, 2021
Someone should have told Trump that covid was a computer virus that would delete his Twitter account. He would have fought like hell against it.— 25th Amendment NOW! (@justb518) January 9, 2021
And then one day he just disappeared.— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) January 8, 2021
Like a miracle. pic.twitter.com/oYHrC6b5uV
WHAT’S YOUR TWITTER PASSWORD pic.twitter.com/SLwBf5bJmo— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) January 8, 2021
Here’s Trump’s public schedule for the weekend. pic.twitter.com/NPAIuWNHdN— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 9, 2021
We know one thing he WON'T be doing.— Edgar 306 Poe (@poedoepie) January 9, 2021