Social media company Twitter has announced on Monday that it has suspended more than 70,000 Twitter handles associated with Trump supporter QAnon conspiracy theory. The platform’s move comes after violence by Trump supporters at the Capitol Building in the US Parliament House last week.
– AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 12, 2021
Twitter also indefinitely banned US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account following the violence in the Capitol Building. Trump’s handle was suspended for provoking tweets and fear of spreading violence, the microblogging platform said.
After this, Twitter has told in a blog post that ‘due to our efforts since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended, in which there were many cases where the same person was running multiple accounts.’ The site wrote in a blog that ‘these accounts were found to be extensively involved in sharing content related to the damaging QAnon and were spreading things related to this theory theory across the platform’.
Let us know that before the swearing in of Joe Biden on January 20, social media platforms are taking big steps to prevent the spread of violence. Facebook and Instagram including Twitter have also suspended Trump’s account. At the same time, social media companies are also showing strictness against this right wing organization supporting Trump.