Steve Bannon’s Account Permanently Suspended On Twitter – Social Media Rages
Twitter permanently suspends an account belonging to Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, for promotion of violence after calling for beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director, Christopher Wray.
In an online show, “The War Pandemic”, Bannon falsely claimed President Donald Trump the winner of the election and said he would fire Dr Anthony Fauci and Christopher Wray.
“Second term kicks off with firing Wray, firing Fauci… no, I actually want to go a step further but the president is a kindhearted man and a good man”, Bannon had said.
“I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put their heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats, you either get with the program or you’re gone”.
The clip of this video was shared to his Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts. Facebook took action by removing the clip from his account citing its violence and incitement policies, but it had been up for 10 hours already and had been watched nearly 200,000 times.
YouTube later that evening removed the video for violating its policy against “inciting violence”.
Twitter on the other hand had no mercy to give; the platform permanently suspended the account of Bannon’s “War Room” podcast for promoting violence.
Other supporters of President Donald Trump also used violent and militaristic rhetoric to back Trump’s baseless claims of rigged election and to condemn his perceived political opponents.
On Tuesday, the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr, called out his father on Twitter to go to war with the election, “it’s time to clean up the mess and stop looking like a banana republic!”, he said.
President Donald Trump himself had also made repeated claims undermining the integrity of the election on Twitter which were labeled by Twitter to be “disputed and might be misleading”.