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Twitter Locks Trump's Account, Warns of ‘Permanent Suspension’

By Kyodo News 7 January 2021

WASHINGTON—Twitter Inc. said Wednesday it had locked President Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours over tweets he posted amid escalating protests by his supporters in the US Capitol grounds.

“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 policy, Twitter said.

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