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Twitter said Friday it has suspended the accounts of Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, and pro-Trump lawyer, Sidney Powell, in the wake of Wednesday’s violence, NBC News first reported and Business Insider confirmed.

Twitter also banned the account of Ron Watkins, a key QAnon figure — often amplified by Trump — who formerly ran the far-right social media site 8kun, formerly known as 8chan .

The three Trump allies had played significant roles in spreading the QAnon conspiracy theory, and had frequently encouraged violence.

“The accounts have been suspended in line with our policy on Coordinated Harmful Activity,” a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider.

“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm, and given the renewed potential for violence surrounding this type of behavior in the coming days, we will permanently suspend accounts that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content,” the spokesperson added.

Read more: The QAnon conspiracy theory and a stew of misinformation fueled the insurrection at the Capitol

Flynn has repeatedly issued public calls, including on Twitter, for Trump to impose martial law to overturn the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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