Nov 6, 2020

US election: Bannon Twitter account banned amid clampdown

President Trump's former top advisor, Steve Bannon, has been suspended from Twitter over the "Glorification of violence" amid the election aftermath. Mr Bannon said a re-elected Mr Trump should fire the top infectious disease expert and the FBI director, and called for violence against them. "These include demotions for content on Facebook and Instagram that our systems predict may be misinformation, including debunked claims about voting. We are also limiting the distribution of live videos that may relate to the election on Facebook," the firm said in a statement. As President Trump continues to allege, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud took place, Facebook also said it would alter its election banner notifications and spread news of the projected winner, once a majority of independent outlets projected the result. Separately, Bloomberg reports that Twitter will remove the "Special treatment" it affords President Trump as a world leader, in the event of Joe Biden winning the presidency.

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