(WASHINGTON, DC) – After the unprecedent attacks on the Capitol this past Wednesday by a violent pro-Trump mob, Twitter announced today that it has permanently banned President Donald Trump from the social media platform. The following is a statement from David Brody, counsel, at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
“Twitter’s action tonight could have come sooner but is welcome nonetheless. We’ve seen the president use his account to fan the flames of hate resulting in death, mayhem and a breakdown of norms that has culminated in full-on attack in the halls of our democracy. It is clear that without strong safeguards social media is a conduit for misinformation and violence.
“Google needs to follow suit. It should drop Parler from its app store and terminate Trump’s YouTube account.”
Other social media platforms are taking actions to ban far right groups and the president.
Apple gave Parler a 24-hour ultimatum to start moderating content or be banned from the App Store.
Discord (chat app) just banned The Donald forum. Discord was one of the primary vehicles for ‘The Donald’ community since it was banned from Reddit last year.