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Twitter has permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s account, the company said on Friday. This is a notable move as the social media network faced growing pressure earlier this week to crack down on Trump over the riot at the Capitol.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a Republican National Committee victory rally in Dalton … [+] Regional Airport January 4, 2021 in Dalton, Georgia.

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Twitter said it had decided to ban the president “because of the risk of further incitement to violence” after scrutinizing its recent tweets.

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