(PresidentialWire.com)- Social media platform Twitter flexed its muscles on Wednesday, safe in the knowledge that the incoming Biden administration would not punish them for silencing President Donald Trump in the final weeks of his first term.
Twitter began by restricting a video published by President Donald Trump in which he called for peace as protests turned violent on Capitol Hill. The president reminded followers that the election was compromised but that patriots should remain peaceful and go home.
The social media network started by tagging the video with the label, “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”
We’d show you the tweet, but it since then, Twitter deleted the post entirely and restricted President Trump’s account for 12 hours.
It’s the first time Twitter has fully restricted President Trump’s account and deleted posts.
In a statement, the Twitter Safety account said that they have “required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.”
Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
The platform said that the president will be locked out of his account for 12 hours and that he will receive a permanent suspension if he makes any future violations of their policy.
And with an incoming Biden administration, and Democrats in charge of the three branches of government, it seems likely that the president won’t have his account for very much longer.
The absurdity of banning the video is clear to anyone who had an opportunity to see it before it was taken down.
“You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order and great people in law enforcement,” the president said.
“I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence” Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!” he also wrote in another tweet.
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law enforcement,” he said in another.
Do you see the bias yet?