Trump Finally Blocked On Twitter, Facebook & Insta

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Soon-to-be former President Donald Trump’s inadequate response to the violence on Capitol Hill last night landed him in hot water with various social media platforms. He’s received a temporary ban on Twitter, along with a warning that “Future violations of the Twitter Rules… will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account”.

What did he say exactly?

In another tirade of false, baseless and incorrect claims, The Trump took his sweet time to address the mob that had gathered outside Capitol Hill. It was only after said mob broke into Congress, disrupted procedures and a woman was shot (who eventually passed away) that he eventually spoke out. This is what was said on video:

“I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order.”

He went on to call the rioters patriots, and expressed the love he has for them. After that, YouTube deleted the video, citing “violated policies on spreading election fraud”. Facebook and Instagram issued 24-hour blocks on Trump’s accounts for inciting violence. Twitter, his favoured mouthpiece, issued a stern warning, although he doesn’t exactly have a track record of paying attention to these types of warnings.

Who knows, we might get lucky and we never hear of him on Twitter again if he gets a lifetime block. On the other hand, his legacy is the death of 4 people in a pointless riot he himself instigated.

Were social media platforms right to ban Trump, or has he been rightfully punished?