- Twitter banned President Donald J. Trump’s account.
- Trump supporters declared a demonstration outside Twitter HQ.
- However, just one pro-Trump protester showed up at the venue.
It is 2021’s second week. The revolt, the siege of the U.S. Capitol building, and the rejection of democracy started last week. Ever since all major social media platforms followed strong opposition. They ended up banning the once impeached 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Pro-Trump Protest outside Twitter HQ
Twitter was one of those social media platforms. Trump supporters declared a decision to express their frustration at the Donald.win forum. They planned a demonstration earlier today in front of the San Francisco headquarters. The building was vacant as Twitter workers were working from home to avoid the spread of COVID-19. However, to defend against gang abuse, there was still a strong police presence. Instead, what happened was a fairly quiet gathering, with just one pro-Trump protester in evidence and two counter-protesters there to celebrate the decision of Twitter to deplore the outgoing president.
After the social media site removed President Trump’s account, San Francisco police prepared for a potential demonstration at Twitter headquarters today. For the anticipated 8 a.m. protest only two individuals turned up. Twitter banned the account of President Donald Trump on Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” after the deadly U.S. Capitol revolt on Wednesday. After this move, Twitter’s shares fell as much as 12 percent.
Previous Actions by Social Media platforms
For a long time, Twitter has given broad exemptions to Trump and other world leaders from its laws against personal attacks, hate speech, and other behaviors. But the company said that recent Trump tweets amounted to the glorification of violence. Such actions when viewed in the background of the Capitol riot were concerning. Also, the proposals circulated online for potentially armed demonstrations around the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden was posted by Trump supporters.
After the violence on Wednesday, social media was under – pressure to take more action against President Trump. Facebook suspended Trump’s account on Thursday till January 20 and may extend indefinitely. Twitter suspended Trump’s account for 12 hours after he published a video that repeated false statements of election fraud and praised the rioters who stormed the Capitol.
The @TeamTrump campaign account was also suspended by Twitter after President Trump attempted to post the same message that he had sent to @POTUS.