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A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets

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By AAMER MADHANI and JILL COLVIN
This Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 image shows the suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. On Friday, the social media company permanently suspended Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence." (AP Photo)

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A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets

@realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star into the cudgel of an American president, died Friday. It was not quite 12 years old.

You make it seem like it’s a sad thing. It’s not.

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I think the account will comeback in a year or two after Trumps influence diminishes a bit.

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“He rocks in the tree-top all the day long

Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singin' his song

All the little birds on Jay Bird Street

Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet”

sadly and unfortunately America’s leader whiled away his days tweeting, playing golf, watching daytime dramas on TV and praising Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Adolf Hitler. It was the consortium of his ex-wives Ivana, Maria and Melania who ran the White House while the corona fueled chaos raged unchecked across the country.

To quote Donald, “we are doing too much testing for the numbers should be much lower“. Sadly, the Trump supporters do not wear a mask to show solidarity with their great leader.

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Melania Trump's Twitter account is still up and she is still making Tweets.

https://twitter.com/melaniajtrump?lang=en

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Good riddance. Probably the best thing about the news cycle for the past couple of days is that his idiotic musings haven’t been a part of it thanks to him getting banned.

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In cricket the term would be "Out for a Duck!"

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Next, they need to block his dopey kids accounts

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https://twitter.com/melaniajtrump?lang=en

zichi, that's not Melania's actual account. It's a 'fan account' that's obviously highly politicized, but not actually her. Her actual accounts are the FLOTUS account (https://twitter.com/FLOTUS) and Melania Trump (https://twitter.com/MelaniaTrump), both of which are very rarely used it seems. Her personal account hasn't had a single tweet in nearly a year.

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Farewell, and good riddance.

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57,000 tweets and more than 20,000 lies.

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In cricket the term would be "Out for a Duck!"

Trump will claim that he declared at 57,000 not out. He still lost by over an innings this year though.

His account has been 'suspended', not banned or deleted, so isn't this all a bit premature?

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permanently suspended Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence." (AP Photo)

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Odd phrasing. 'suspend' suggests that it is temporary, 'permanent' suggests otherwise. They seem to have permanently temporarily stopped his access, whatever that means.

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ClippetyClop

Odd phrasing. 'suspend' suggests that it is temporary, 'permanent' suggests otherwise. They seem to have permanently temporarily stopped his access, whatever that means.

Probably to do with the legality of their TOS, cannot delete the actual account but can suspend that account temporarily or permanently. Probably to stop another from using a new account with the same name.

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@Zichi

Fair enough, info appreciated as always.

Trump's phone has essentially been bricked.

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Trump is a Qaddafy on the media, a loudmouth with the maturity of a 6 day old.

Good riddance to rotten rubbish.

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There's goes the Trump presidential library,

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The president is “ballistic,” a senior administration official said after Twitter permanently took down his account, citing the possibility that it would be used in the final 12 days of Trump’s presidency to incite violence. The official said Trump was “scrambling to figure out what his options are.”

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There's goes the Trump presidential library.

The library will consist of a phone and a coloring book.

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And a Sharpie pen!

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Good riddance ... albeit four years too late.

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Odd phrasing. 'suspend' suggests that it is temporary, 'permanent' suggests otherwise. They seem to have permanently temporarily stopped his access, whatever that means.

It means he lost his megaphone. That's all that really matters.

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In cricket the term would be "Out for a Duck!"

In this case a Donald Duck.

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There's goes the Trump presidential library,

I'm sure there is still a pile of men's magazines in the bathroom......................

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Well, there are always Presidential press briefings he could revive.

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What is interesting is that the Republicans and the right wing media have latched on to the banishment of Mr. Trump from Facebook and Twitter as an example of "censorship" of conservatives by "Big Tech". A high ranking official in the Texas Republican Party called it "a level of censorship that would make China proud,”

The right wing do not strike me as being perceptive chess players. Lets say the Republicans are able to achieve their seeming fondest wish and repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Do they really believe that having done so the Facebooks and Twitters of the world will suddenly allow them to say anything they want with no moderation? Repealing Section 230 would make the web hosting services civilly and possibly criminally liable for anything posted on their site. Under such circumstances web hosts are going to place heavy restrictions on content, far more than we have now. The internet would become highly restrictive. You might even see much social media disappear entirely out of fear of lawsuits over content posted by users.

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zichiToday  12:46 am JST

The president is “ballistic,” a senior administration official said after Twitter permanently took down his account, citing the possibility that it would be used in the final 12 days of Trump’s presidency to incite violence. The official said Trump was “scrambling to figure out what his options are.”

Options! How about saving us all the trouble and reporting to a Federal prison to be booked and jailed?

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The internet needs cleaning up. Freedom of speech should not be abused and I'm pleased to finally see spreaders of misinformation and blatant lies get muzzled.

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