Donald Trump er utestengt fra Twitter permanent, skriver Twitter i en uttalelse natt til Lørdag. Foto: Susan Walsh / AP photo / NTB
Twitter har besluttet å stenge ned Donald Trumps personlige twitterkonto permanent, melder selskapet via sine nettsider. Twitter begrunner utestengelsen med «risiko for ytterligere opphissing til vold».
Twitter har satt sammen en punktliste over årsaker til hvorfor de beslutter å utestenge presidenten på permanent basis, basert på to tweets fra den amerikanske presidenten 8. januar.
Først tweetet Trump følgende:
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!!!
Kort tid etter la han til følgende tweet:
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.
Det er med dette Twitter mener Trump maner til vold og dermed bryter deres retningslinjer. Twitter skriver at avgjørelsen ble gjort basert på flere faktorer som de lister opp på egne bloggsider:
This determination is based on a number of factors, including:
- President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.
- The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending.
- The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.
- The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election.
- Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.
As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.