Twitter has blocked President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account for 12 hours for “repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy” as many of his supporters stormed and breached the US Capitol on Wednesday.
The @TwitterSafety account said the violations stem from three tweets, including a video Trump shared to his supporters.
Twitter Safety continued: “Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @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. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021