Big Tech Strikes: Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump's Account, Google Removes 'Free Speech' App Parler From Play Store

Big Tech Strikes: Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump's Account, Google Removes 'Free Speech' App Parler From Play StoreUS President Donald Trump (Pic Via Twitter)

Social media giant Twitter announced that it is banning US President Donald Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence".

On Twitter, Donald Trump's handle is now an empty white page, frozen with 51 followed accounts and 88.7 million followers and two words on the center of screen saying "Account suspended".

"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them a" specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter a" we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter said in a statement.

Reacting to the Twitter ban, Trump said that the social media platform wanted to "silence" him and that the company's employees have coordinated with the Radical Left and the Democrats in removing his account.

Late 6 January, Trump was locked out of his account for 12 hours after a violent mob loyal to him stormed the US Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

On the same afternoon, Trump posted a video on Twitter calling his supporters "very special" people. Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, are reported dead after the violence on 6 January.

Meanwhile, Tech giant Google has removed conservative social media app Parler from its Play Store allegedly for allegedly giving platform to egregious content like posts that incite violence.

Google said that the Parler app will remain suspended from its app store until the developers committed to a moderation and enforcement policy that could handle objectionable content on the platform, reports Tech Crunch.

Parler claims to be a 'free speech' app and an unbiased social media focused on real user experiences and engagement. It claims to promote free expression without violence and no censorship.

(With inputs from IANS)