Rush Limbaugh Deactivates His Twitter Account After President Trump Banned
- Nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account on Friday, after the social media platform permanently banned President Donald Trump’s account.
- Twitter confirmed with USA Today that Limbaugh’s account was not banned, but had been “deactivated by the owner.”
- Limbaugh had over 600,000 followers on Twitter, and was following just one account — President Trump.
- Twitter claimed that the president’s tweets posed a “risk of further incitement of violence” — referring to the events that took place on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
- Following Twitter banning the President of the United States, Google removed social media platform Parler from its Play Store for Android devices.
- The app will remain suspended until it implements “robust” moderation policies that crack down on free speech.
- Concurrently, Apple threatened to ban Parler from its app store unless it cracks down on constitutionally protected speech that Apple doesn’t approve of.
- This move would effectively exclude the app from all Apple smartphones.
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