The company altogether banned Trump from the platform the days after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to prevent Congress from allowing Joe Biden’s victory. Twitter expressed concern that Trump would incite violence. Prior to the ban, Mr. Trump had eighty-nine million followers on Twitter.
Mr. Trump has previously been suspended from Facebook and YouTube for similar concerns that he could incite violence. Facebook’s ban lasts for two years, until January 7, 2023, after which the company reviews its suspension. The ban on YouTube is endless.
In July, Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit against U.S. jurisdiction of the U.S. District of Florida for all three technology companies and their ECOs, alleging that he and others were adamant he had been misjudged. The first incentive was approved as part of Trump’s Twitter appeal.