Social networking platform, Twitter, has permanently banned United States president, Donald Trump “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Trump used the platform as a legislation tool since his emergence as president in 2016.
Many of his tweets before, during and after the November general elections were flagged for violating twitter rules.
In a blog post on Friday, twitter said that the permanent suspension of Trump was targeted at avoiding further incitement of violence following the invasion of the Capitol by rioters who are supporters of the president.
The ban comes less than two weeks before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement,” twitter wrote.