By Ismail Auwal
Twitter Inc has permanently suspended U.S President, Donald Trump, for breaking its rules on inciting violence.
Twitter disclosed this in a blog statement on Friday evening.
The ban is the most high-profile punishment the company has ever imposed and the end of Trump’s relationship with his favorite social media megaphone.
” After 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.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action,” the microblogging site stated.
Twitter said they have made it clear that accounts like President Trump’s are not above their rules and Twitter would not be used to incite violence.
“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.
“We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement,” it added.