Trump’s Twitter Ban: Free speech under attack – Trump Jr
NEWSMAN – Donald Trump Jr, son of incumbent and embattled US President Donald Trump, protested the permanent ban on his father’s account by Twitter and some other social media platforms.
According to him, free speech is under attack with the various censorships by big Silicon Valley companies.
“Free Speech Is Under Attack! Censorship is happening like never before! Don’t let them silence us,” the younger Trump tweeted, urging Republican followers and Trump loyalists to sign on a website for updates.
“If I get thrown off my social platforms I’ll let you know my thoughts and where I end up,” he added.
Twitter permanently suspended the President’s account, saying the US leader is too dangerous to use the platform.
Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”.
Twitter warned then that it would ban Trump “permanently” if he breached the platform’s rules again.
Trump was however, locked out of his account for 12 hours on Wednesday after he called the people who stormed the US Capitol “patriots”.
Meanwhile, after being allowed back on Twitter, Trump posted two tweets on Friday that the company cited as the final straws.
In one, he wrote: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots, who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
Twitter said this tweet “is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition’”.