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Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump from his platform. Here is why

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Two days after social media giant Twitter censored incumbent US President Donald Trump for 12 hours, amidst the violent protests in US Capitol Hill, Twitter has now permanently banned the personal account of Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump).

In a statement, Twitter said, “After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” The social media giant had earlier warned on Wednesday that further ‘violations’ of its rules by the US President would result in termination of the account.

Twitter further added, “Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.” It added that such elected leaders are not out of the purview of Twitter rules and cannot use the social media platform to provoke violence. “We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement,” Twitter noted.

Screengrab of Donald Trump’s Twitter account

Reason behind permanent suspension

On Friday, Donald Trump tweeted, “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!!!” He also informed on Twitter that he would not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.

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Twitter stated that it has assessed both the tweets under the Glorification of Violence policy and concluded that the tweets were likely to encourage further violence and ‘criminal acts’, as witnessed at the US Capitol on Wednesday. The social media giant said that his supporters might consider his tweet to further their belief that the election was not legitimate and chose to attack the inauguration ceremony, knowing that Trump would not attend it.

“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,”Twitter reiterated.

Twitter suspends ‘Team Trump’ account

Besides the account of @realdonaldtrump, Twitter has also suspended the handle of @Team Trump after President Trump used the latter account to release a statement.

After Twitter suspended not just President Trump’s account but also other Twitter accounts associated with him, President Trump issued a statement over the shocking action of Twitter to ban free speech saying that micro-blogging site is colluding with Democrats and radical left elements to silence him and the 75 million people who voted for him.

In his tweet from the Team Trump account, President Donald Trump pointed out how he had been saying for a long time that Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech and added that Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left elements to remove his account from their platform, to silence him and the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for him. The President also pointed out that Twitter may be a private company, but the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long.

Screengrab of the tweets by Team Trump

“I predicted this would happen. We have been negotiating with various other sites and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH,” added POTUS Donald Trump highlighting how the micro-blogging site is all about promoting a Radical Left platform ‘where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely’.

The President of the United States, end his statement to his followers said, “STAY TUNED!”.

Twitter cracks down on official President Trump account

Twitter has also suspended Donald Trump’s official account. He had put out on his official statement, criticising the social media platform for actively engaging in censorship. However, it was soon suspended thereafter

Twitter suspends close aide Michael Flynn, Trump’s aides

The social media giant has also cracked down on Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor who was pardoned by US President after he being prosecuted in Russian election interference probe.

When Trump’s campaign adviser tried to hand over his account to Donald Trump, it was suspended as well.

Capitol Hill violence and Twitter’s initial crackdown

Washington DC had erupted in chaos on Wendesday after supporters of Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill and breached its premises. Capitol Hill is the seat of the US Senate and the House of Representatives. Protesters had entered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office as well.

Moreover, one woman was shot by law enforcement authorities during the chaos. She is reported to have lost her life. Also, pipe bombs were found at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters. They were detonated after the staff was evacuated.

Donald Trump has addressed his supporters and asked them to go home. However, he continued to maintain that the presidential elections of 2020 were “fraudulent” and “stolen” even as he urged his supporters to “go home in peace”. He emphasized peace and law and order in his message. Twitter had limited the reach of the appeal and Facebook had removed it citing risk of violence.

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Canadian MP Bob Saroya calls for resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits

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Canadian MP Bob Saroya calls for resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits

Ahead of the 31st anniversary of the genocide and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, Canadian Conservative MP Bob Saroya has prolonged his comprehensive support to the Modi federal government for the resettlement and rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.

In a statement, Bob Saroya condemned the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits and the exodus from their homeland by cross-border Islamic militants. “I would like to express my condolences to the families and mates of all people who ended up killed, raped and wounded in this massacre. I condemn the desecration of hundreds of several years outdated Hindu areas of worship in Kashmir,” he included.

Hailing the resilience and bravery of Kashmiri pandits in the face of genocide, the Canadian Conservative MP emphasised, “I condemn the resilience and braveness proven by the members of the Kashmiri Pandit group who survived this gruesome genocide and ethnic cleansing.”

When reiterating his assistance to the Modi government, he concluded, ” I ask the intercontinental local community to take productive steps to protect against this and identical forms of crimes from humanity. I help the Govt of India plans to enable Kashmiri Hindus to return properly back to their homes”. Saroya is an Indian-origin MP to the Canadian Parliament who received his seat from the Markham-Unionville electoral district throughout the 2019 Canadian Federal elections.

Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits and Islamic radicalism

The 19th of January, 2021 marks the 31st anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the valley. A great deal has adjusted considering the fact that then but the more things improve the additional they keep on being the exact same. It is an simple reality that the exact sentiments that led to the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus are incredibly a great deal alive and thriving nowadays. The only point that is markedly distinct is the political dispensation that is in electrical power today and the fashion in which they understand the globe.

Of program, these sentiments ended up most prevalent in the current violence that broke out throughout the region from the Citizenship Amendment Act. The exact same brand name of politics that pressured Kashmir Hindus to migrate out of Kashmir does not desire minorities from the Islamic States of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to be supplied citizenship in India. It is their ideological comrades that have driven out these very poor Hindus and Sikhs from the higher than outlined Islamic states.

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