Due to the possibility of further incitement to abuse, US President Donald Trump has been permanently removed from Twitter, the company says.
Twitter said the decision was taken “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account.”
It comes in the midst of the online outlets used by Mr Trump and his followers being purged by Big Tech.
For years, some politicians and celebrities have been calling on Twitter to fully ban Mr Trump.
On Thursday, former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted that the Silicon Valley giants should stop encouraging and permanently expel Mr. Trump’s “monstrous behaviour”
Why was Trump permanently banned
On Wednesday, after calling the people who stormed the US Capitol “patriots” Mr. Trump was blocked out of his account for 12 hours.
As the US Congress attempted to certify Joe Biden’s win in the presidential election, hundreds of his supporters flooded the complex. The violence that followed resulted in the deaths of four people and a police officer.
Twitter then warned that if he violated the laws of the platform again, it would “permanently” ban Mr Trump.
Mr Trump posted two tweets on Friday, after being allowed back on Twitter, that the company cited as the final straws.
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”Long into the future, the 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE. They will not in any way, shape or form be disrespected or treated unfairly!
In a tweet, Twitter said, “is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition'”.
In the next, the president tweeted: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Twitter then said this was “being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate”.
Twitter said both of Trump’s tweets were “in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy”.
After Twitter had permanently removed his @realDonaldTrump account, Mr Trump tweeted from the US president’s official @Potus account saying he will “look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the future” and railing against Twitter.
But as soon as they were released, the tweets were deleted from the website.