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Trump suspended from Twitter, Facebook after violent protests

US President Donald Trump. (Associated Press photo)

Social media sites Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have suspended the account of US President Donald Trump.

Trump, who lost US presidential election last November, has permanently suspended from Twitter but indefinitely suspended from the other aforementioned social media sites.

Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”.

In the meantime, Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg wrote that the risks of allowing Trump to post “are simply too great”.

He said it was clear Trump intended to undermine the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

“Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete,” he wrote.

Joe Biden is expected to officially take office on 20 January.

The Facebook ban means that President Trump is also unable to use Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook.

Just last week, President Trump incited supporters attacked the US Capitol, where final votes were being counted to confirm Joe Biden’s recent election victory. He has been complaining for weeks that the recent national election was rigged in favour of Biden.

After the violent riots, Snapchat and e-commerce site Shopify also suspended the President’s accounts.

The US Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden victory early Thursday morning, hours after the angry mob disrupted proceedings.

One woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of what is perceived to be medical emergencies during the riot yesterday.

In the meantime, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said it is deeply saddened and concerned at the unprecedented scenes that unfolded at the Capitol Building yesterday.

“The storming of the US Congress was a gross affront to democracy and the rule of law in a country which has been viewed as a leading light of representative governance the world over,” CARICOM chairman and Trinidadian Prime Minister Keith Rowley said in a statement.

 

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22 Comments

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  1. An American says:

    The most toxic racist, moron, liar, con man ever elected President. His hate has divided America. Now the clown claims he was violated of his free speech and is going to sick all his lawyers to sue all those private platforms of which you agree to abide by there rules before you can post…well he broke all the rules and his law suits will go no where. He belongs in jail. Maybe the other 1/2 of America who drank the cool aid for his Cult will wake up.

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    • Keep says:

      Keep your business to your racist, arrogant, uneducated, corrupt, misfit politicians of your own Territory. Leave the greatest President the US has had to the Americans. In other words STF down and mind your own business.

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    • fran says:

      This wasn’t a very impressive attempt to take the Capitol. It’s basically an out of control party bycharacters dressed as the Village People. The British know how to do this stuff properly. When they took over Washington they burned the whole damn thing to the ground along with the White House while President Madison ran away and left his wife behind.
      This whole “bastion of democracy” thing is absurd; there’s no single reference to democracy in the declaration of independance. The US didn’t want democracy; they wanted control and the freedom to kill Indians and take their land which the British would not allow them to do.
      Even I, as a Canadian, know this so why are the Americans so deluded?

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    • Hanby says:

      Who cares? This is us news, not BVi news.

  2. USA says:

    TRUMP IS DONE, HE OUTPLAYED HIMSELF. HE LET THE POWER GO TO HIS HEAD AND THE POWER BACKFIRED. EVERYONE IS DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM HIM. HE SET OFF THE RIOT AND DID NOT EVEN CHECK TO SEE IF PENCE, PENCE WIFE, DAUGHTER AND BROTHER WAS OK AFTER THEY HAD TO RUN FOR SAFETY TO THE CAPITAL HOUSE BUNKER. ANYONE THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH TRUMP ALWAYS ENDS UP IN A BAD PLACE. TRUMP IS FAMOUS FOR USING PEOPLE AND THROWING THEM UNDER THE BUS IF THEY DON’T GO ALONG OR AGREED WITH HIM. OH HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN. HE IS GOING TO PRISON WHEN HE LEAVES OFFICE. EVERYONE IS WAITING FOR JANUARY 20th AT 12 NOON EST.

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    • Trabyer says:

      Not all of us. Some of us just sit watching with our popcorn until the next instalment of the self absorbed soap opera that is the US begins.

  3. HASTA LA VISTA says:

    COMB OVER BEAVER TAIL HAIR PLUGS ORANGE TYRANT GOT KICKED TO THE CURB. WHEN THEY ARE DONE WITH HIM, THE ONLY PLACE HE HAS TO CALL HOME IMIGHT BE A PRISON CELL. NO CITY IN THE US WANTS HIM LIVING IN THEIR CITY. HEY BVI, DO YOU GUYS WANT HIM AND HIS FAMILY TAKING UP RESIDENCE IN YOUR COUNTRY? PRESS THUMBS UP FOR NO. PRESS THUMBS DOWN FOR YES.

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  4. @Keep says:

    You are just looking for ATTENTION. BLOGGERS, DON’T EVEN ENTERTAIN OR WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS JERK.

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  5. Taxas says:

    Am hoping he’s escorted from the White House straight to a maximum security prison.

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    • Truthy says:

      Although I would like to see him held accountable, the reality is he will be just fine. If you take the emotion and politics away and think what he actually said, he’s on safe ground. He told them to go peacefully, although you don’t get that bit of his does he played often. Words such as “fight” can have several meanings and it wouldn’t be difficult to defend. So legally he’s safe. Politically he’s dead, of course but even if he is impeached, so what? The penalty for being impeached is to be forced out of office and he won’t be in office.

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  6. Another American says:

    Big Companies say they will never hire anyone that was in TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY WILL MAKE THEIR COMPANY LOOK LIKE A LIE. GOOD FOR THE REPTILE TRUMP. HE IS VERY QUIET NOW THAT HE WAS SHUT DOWN FROM ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS.NOW HE HIDING OUT IN CAMP DAVID THE PRESIDENTIAL WEEKEND RETREAT UP IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MARYLAND. HE IS HUMILIATED AND ASHAMED BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS TURNED THEIR BACKS ON HIM. SETTING OFF THAT RIOT IN THE CAPITAL BUILDING IS UNFORGIVING. HE HAS NOW BECOME A CAGED RAT.

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  7. Treasure Islands says:

    Ayo funny in the bvi
    Y’all calling trump racist
    When ayo is the biggest racist ppl
    Ayo don’t like down island ppl, what y’all think that fall under?
    “RACIST”
    Everybody know trump is a special kind of idiot he speak without thinking
    But he is nothing comparing to the bvi ppl
    And besides not only the white are racist
    I am black and trust me I’ve met some sick black racist ppl

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    • The Truth says:

      We don’t chop people up though!!!

    • @Treasure Island says:

      You are one lelentless cracker.

      I hope you succeed in your. mission before you die.

      You are also very word and meaning uneducated.

      If or when a BBlack person is said to not like a person from a particular part of a region of earth, that is know as REGIONAL PREJUDICE, NOT RACISM.

      Further, learn this and stop posting ignorance. Your aim is to create tension and hatred among two groups of people. Wondering what is satan’s purpose.

      What if Black people start bloggig how they feel about white people, how would that make you feel?”

      Stop trying t pput Tolians gainst Island people with your bulls**t.

      We are one people, who have suffered by the hands of the same man for. centuries, the white man. Here he is on our shores again creating more mischief. Be gone. satan.

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      • Anonymous says:

        “the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another.?”

        That is a true definition of racism. Stop trying to cleanse your soul and conscience of your racial disease by trying to transfer it to Black people.

      • Yungo says:

        The irony of your post is really entertaining.

  8. Cult says:

    This incident shows that 50% of Americans are simple-minded, racist or both. Trump is an expert opportunist, but he is not responsible for their behavior.

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    • Gah says:

      Only 50%? The ones I’ve met here are almost all bandana wearing, country music loving, NASCAR watching crackers.
      They don’t seem to be able to say anything other than USA, USA, USA! As if anyone is impressed….

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