Twitter on Wednesday said it removed several tweets posted by the President of the United States and announced that his account “will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”
The company also warned that any future violations of their rules will result in a permanent suspension of his @realDonaldTrump account.
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” Twitter announced on Wednesday. “This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”
“Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account,” the social media giant warned.
“Our public interest 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 severe,” the statement continued. “We’ll continue to evaluate the situation in real time, including examining activity on the ground and statements made off Twitter. We will keep the public informed, including if further escalation in our enforcement approach is necessary.”
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) January 7, 2021
The president's twitter account has been locked. https://t.co/V6Cv32f8CQ
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 7, 2021
BREAKING: Twitter Locks Donald Trump’s Account for 12 Hours. Unprecedented after removing 2 of his misleading tweets https://t.co/GWWEMC41EX
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 7, 2021