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Facebook, Twitter, and streaming-service Twitch all suspended President Trump’s accounts within the past day for inciting violence, marking the first time the social media companies have blocked him, even if only temporarily, from their services.

But experts say the bans won’t prevent Trump from inciting violence in the future. 

“The imminent problems [on these services] are continuing to rise,” said Gautam Hans, director of Vanderbilt University’s Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic. “I don’t think this is going away.”

The bans came after Trump supporters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, incited by unsubstantiated claims of a stolen election. The rioters overpowered police, broke windows, and entered the legislative chambers as well as the offices of several Congress members.

In response to the violence, Trump posted a video on social media on Wednesday in which he said that he understood rioters frustration and that he loved them.

Eventually, Twitter removed the video and suspended Trump’s account, only to reinstate it Thursday after he deleted the violating tweets. Trump used the account …read more

Source:: Fortune.com – Tech

      

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