Twitter suspended President Donald Trump's personal account permanently on Friday, a day after Facebook banned him indefinitely, in the wake of pro-Trump rioters storming the US Capitol. Here is how it unfolded, why the bans don't breach the First Amendment, and what could happen to Section 230 now the Democrats have both Houses.
Facebook has blocked President Donald Trump "indefinitely," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Thursday.
Twitter PERMANENTLY suspended Trump's personal account Friday
In a blog post, Twitter said its decision to suspend President Donald Trump's personal account, @realDonaldTrump, was due to the fact he was "likely to inspire" more violence like that seen at the US Capitol.
Shortly after Twitter's suspension, Trump tweeted from the official @POTUS Twitter account. Twitter almost immediately deleted the tweets, in which Trump railed against the tech company, Democrats, and Section 230.