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  • Platform confirmed move in blog post after Capitol violence

  • Ban shows Twitter is making editorial decisions, says analyst

Tech Faces Backlash With Trump Twitter Ban, Parler Offline

Twitter Inc. shares fell 7% in pre-market trading after the social media platform permanently banned outgoing President Donald Trump.

The company confirmed its decision in a blog post on Friday, saying Trump’s tweets breached policies by risking incitement to violence. It cited his posts on the riots in the U.S. capital last week.

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