Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts unblocked - Facebook, Instagram unblock Trump's accounts

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More than 300 Twitter employees signed an internal petition calling for a permanent Trump suspension.

Prior to his suspension, Trump was incredibly active on Twitter as he continued to claim that he won the election and that the Democrats committed fraud.

Other platforms followed Twitter's lead, including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitch, Snapchat and even Spotify.

Kate Starbird, disinformation researcher at the University of Washington, said of the findings: "Together, those actions will likely significantly reduce the amount of online misinformation in the near term. #HoldTheLine and the term "March for Trump" also fell more than 95 per cent", the report said on Sunday.

Twitter has also cracked down on accounts promoting the QAnon conspiracy cult, many of which promoted Trump's baseless claims of election fraud and helped foment the violence at the Capitol on January 6. After Trump posted a video tweet on January 6 telling the mob, "We love you, you're very particular", he additionally stated in a tweet (which Twitter shortly eliminated), "These are the issues and occasions that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from nice patriots who've been badly & unfairly handled for therefore lengthy".

"It's hard to argue that Trump did not repeatedly violate Twitter's rules against "threaten [ing] violence" and 'glorification of violence, ' justifying his ban", wrote MacLeod.

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In the days following the November 3 election, Twitter flagged almost half of Trump's tweets for containing misleading or inaccurate information.

Specific topics relating to "election fraud" like "voter fraud, ' 'stop the steal, ' 'illegal votes, ' and 'shredded ballots" also saw declines of between 67 and 99 per cent on Twitter.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defending banning Trump as the "right decision" but added it sets a unsafe precedent.

"I do not celebrate or feel pride" in the ban, ' Dorsey wrote in a series of tweets last Wednesday. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety'.

He defended the ban, saying that it was the right move as offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real. And sets a precedent I feel is risky: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation'.

Banned on various social media platforms, Trump has been releasing tweet-like statements through the White House press office.

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