TWITTER VS THE POTUS: THE ENTIRE STORY
Exhibit|February 2021
Twitter first suspended Donald Trump’s account in May 2020 when he claimed postal votes were fraudulent. Since then several significant incidents happened over last year including the death of Georgy Flyod, Black Lives Matter protest, riots in major cities, the expulsion of the central police forces in several states, etc.
Yetnesh Dubey

Events from all sides of the political spectrum finally culminated in the storming of US Capitol building on 6 January 2021, following a fiery speech by the then president Donald Trump. He claimed how several last-minute changes in the mail-in voting rules cost him his re-election, making 75 million Americans who voted for him, convinced, in the process.

After the Trump supporters’ capital protest, Twitter permanently banned the 45th President of the United States of America, citing policy violation. For the first time in recent history, a social media platform based in America banned its President, setting a controversial precedent. Here’s the entire story:

THE STARTING OF THE POLITICAL WAR

As you may have noticed, American citizens are presently very divided based on their political ideologies. There are two major political factions in America, Democrats and Republicans. During the 2020 US Presidential election, Donald Trump was the primary candidate of the latter. Meanwhile, Joe Biden was running from the side of the former.

These two parties differ in terms of ideologies, principles and policies. For example, blue states ruled by the Democrat Mayors favoured lockdowns and mandatory mask mandate. Meanwhile, Republican Mayors in their redstate allowed businesses to function normally while following scarce regulations. Republicans led by Donald Trump aren’t fond of government regulations meanwhile Democrats want the state to intervene in different matters including very recently to “maintain equity.” For the most part, Democrats and Republicans have an equal share of power.

However, the balance of power is shifted when Social media platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter and Snapchat entered the American political landscape. These organisations are mostly based in California’s blue state and hence have a bias towards the left political spectrum. That’s not to say that Donald Trump does not tweet out false information, he indeed does but so do the Mayors and Governors of the left-leaning Democratic Party. But only the former is subjected to relatively more scrutiny.

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