Twitter and Facebook face renewed pressure to permanently ban Trump from their platforms. “The time has come for companies in Silicon Valley to stop allowing this monstrous behavior and go even further than they have already done by permanently banning this man from their platforms,” wrote Michelle Obama in A declaration.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin too call for a longer suspension, urging Twitter to impose a more severe penalty. Just like the old Twitter framework Adam sharp, who previously led the company’s work with lawmakers and government officials. Internally, some employees have also asked Twitter to “deactivate” their account, NBC News reported.
Future violations of Twitter’s rules, including our civic integrity policies or violent threats, will result in the permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump Account.
– Twitter Security (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
Twitter, which previously confirmed Trump will lose his special protections once he leaves office, said future violations of his rules will result in a permanent ban. “Our public policy – which has guided our enforcement action in this area for years – ends where we believe the risk of harm is higher and / or more serious,” the company said.