If Trump occupies three tweets, his account will be frozen for 12 hours before the president’s tweet once more. Otherwise, the account will remain locked.
Update: Facebook affirms at 8:30 p.m ET which Trump’s account will be frozen for 24 hours.
We've assessed two policy violations against President Trump's Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.
— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) January 7, 2021
Original Story: What does it take for Twitter to do it on Donald Trump’s account? Now we discovered.
On Wednesday night, after a brazen assault on the US Capitol with a pro-Trump mob, Twitter secured the president @realDonaldTrump accounts “for continued and severe violations of the Civic Coding coverage” in 3, particular tweets. If Trump deletes, his account will be frozen for 12 hours before the president’s tweet once more. Otherwise, the account will remain locked.
Facebook has also allegedly locked Trump’s accounts for 24 hours.
“Future offenses of this Twitter Rules, such as our Civic Profession or Violent Risks policies, will lead to permanent suspension of their @realDonaldTrump accounts,” Twitter stated in a statement. “Our public interest coverage — that has led our enforcement actions in this region for decades — finishes where we consider the danger of injury is greater and more acute.”
As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
The offending tweets comprised a movie where Trump continued to lie about winning the 2020 election before telling those assembled in the Capitol to”go home today.” However, the clip ended with them telling them, “We adore you; you are very unique.”
The movie was then pulled from Facebook and Instagram. “We decided that on balance, these articles lead to, rather than decrease, the chance of continuing violence,” Facebook stated in a statement. YouTube also pulled on the clip, Variety reports.
Some other tweet subjects essentially boiled down to “that is exactly what you get if you steal an election,” which is not the ideal approach to calm the circumstance—of course, indulged in the form of crap conspiracy theories led to modern violence.
Twitter promised to “continue to appraise the situation in real-time, such as analyzing activity on the floor and statements made off Twitter. We’ll continue to keep the people informed, such as if additional escalation within our enforcement strategy is essential.”
The @POTUS accounts don’t seem to be changed, though Trump generally retains his private account’s inflammatory statements.
Twitter has grappled with how to react to Trump’s tweets. It’s mostly argued that because Trump is president, tweets are distinct; there is a public interest aspect. That liberty was set to expire on Jan. 20 after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, but the events were seemingly a breaking point.