Twitter permanently suspends President Donald Trump's account

Trump said he will look into "building our own platform in the near future."

US PRESIDENT TRUMP is not one to hold back on Twitter. (photo credit: PIXABAY)
US PRESIDENT TRUMP is not one to hold back on Twitter.
(photo credit: PIXABAY)
Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has permanently suspended US President Donald Trump's account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," the company said in a tweet.
Trump said that he will "look into building our own platform in the near future," following the suspension.
Twitter Inc late Friday quickly deleted new tweets from Trump from an official government account after the social media site had banned his personal account.
Trump tweeted, "We will not be SILENCED!" from the @POTUS government account, with 33.4 million followers, after Trump's @realDonaldTrump personal account was permanently banned by Twitter. "Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH," Trump wrote in the now-deleted tweets, adding that he is considering building his own social media platform in the near future.
Twitter later suspended Trump's campaign account @TeamTrump for violating its rules.
Social media companies have cracked down on Trump's accounts in the wake of the turmoil on Wednesday. Facebook Inc said earlier this week it was suspending his account through until at least the end of his presidential term.
The Republican president is due to hand over to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.
The White House did not immediately comment.
In a blog post on Friday, Twitter said that two of the president's tweets posted that day were in violation of its policy against the glorification of violence.
Twitter had temporarily blocked Trump's account, which had more than 88 million followers, on Wednesday following the siege of Capitol Hill, and warned that additional violations by the president's accounts would result in a permanent suspension.
Trump was required to delete three rule-breaking tweets before his account was unblocked. He returned to Twitter on Thursday with a video acknowledging that Joe Biden would be the next US president.
Twitter said that Trump's tweet that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration was being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the Nov. 3 election that he lost was not legitimate.
It said another tweet praising "American Patriots" and saying his supporters "will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!" could be seen as "further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an orderly transition."
Trump's personal @realDonaldTrump account has sometimes fired off more than 100 tweets a day and been used to communicate with his supporters, spread misinformation, insult opponents and fire staff.
Both Twitter and Facebook have long afforded Trump special privileges as a sitting elected world leader, saying that tweets that may violate the company's policies would not be removed because they were in the public interest.
They said he would lose access to those privileges upon leaving office, however.