Twitter’s Trump Ban Will Mark a New Era for ‘Free Speech’ Social Media Platforms

‘This is Gab’s moment’

Sarah Emerson
OneZero

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Photo Illustration: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s personal account Friday evening, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” posed by his tweets in the context of ongoing unrest and violence in Washington, D.C. The president’s removal from his favorite platform created a…

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Sarah Emerson
OneZero

Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE