On Wednesday, a violent group of pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC, as lawmakers counted votes to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's win. As protestors marched the Capitol, Trump dropped a video that appeared to many to be inciting further violence. "Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete". He has used Twitter to announce policy changes, challenge opponents, insult enemies, praise his allies (and himself), and to spread misinformation.
And even promoting a free speech culture does not mean amplifying all speech.
"I've been saying for now, well, over a year, he's not fit to serve", Biden said.
"Twitter encourages an open dialogue between our leadership and employees, and we welcome our employees to express their thoughts and concerns in whichever manner feels right to them", a company spokesperson said of the letter.
The suspension of Trump's account, which had more than 88 million followers, silences his primary megaphone days before the end of his term and follows years of debate about how social media companies should moderate the accounts of powerful global leaders.
But this week, Trump finally pushed Dorsey's public interest defence too far.
On Friday, however, Trump's tweets had returned to its infamous tone. Twitter still shows his account @abhijeetback as suspended.
The decision to suspend Trump's account came after a pair of tweets today.
In an "overview", Twitter called out two of Trump tweets from January 8 and then went on to explain the context of the ban. Tensions between Trump and Twitter only escalated from there.
Pelosi said if Trump did not resign, she had instructed the House Rules Committee to move forward with a motion for impeachment and legislation on the US Constitution's 25th Amendment, which provides for removal of a president who is unable to discharge his official duties. Google suspended Parler from its app store on Friday over continued postings that seek "to incite ongoing violence in the U.S". Parler CEO John Matze said in a post that the company "won't cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech". "For government accounts, such as @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, we will not suspend those accounts permanently but will take action to limit their use".