Donald Trump is not the only one whose Twitter account got suspended; there are many more!
Twitter is a platform where you can express yourself, but Twitter very well knows where to draw the line. This list of suspended accounts is an example of how Twitter is vigilant about its guidelines.
Twitter is quite an empowering tool. It is Twitter that unites people from across the globe for meaningful causes. The true essence of Twitter lies in the idea of freedom of expression, and over the years, people have created effective changes with the help of Twitter.
Some hashtags and trends saw great limelight and achieved support from Twitter followers from across the globe. As excellent and empowering as Twitter is, it is quite vigilant of its rules, regulations, and policies.
The vigilante attitude of Twitter was highlighted when it took a significant step of suspending celebrity accounts every time someone broke the rules. The suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter account was one of such times when Twitter took a stand. Trump’s Twitter account suspension may be big news; however, it is not only Donald Trump, who paid the price of breaking the Twitter rules; there were many more before him.
Below is a list of some celebrities who faced Twitter trouble when they crossed the line.
Rangoli Chandel –
Her tweets violated and went against the community guidelines laid by Twitter; her actions hurt people’s personal and religious sentiments. This resulted in the suspension of her Twitter account.
Below is the tweet that caused the suspension.
“A Jamati died of Corona when police and doctors went to check their families they were attacked and killed, secular media, make these mullahs + secular media stand in a line and shoot them dead…f****k the history they may call us nazis who cares, life is more imp than the fake image (sic).”
PewDiePie, a famous YouTuber, faced a suspension of his Twitter account in 2016. His tweets pretended and presented him as a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). His tweets and actions were amusing and funny, leading to the spread of fake news, which went against the policies imposed by Twitter.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya –
A popular Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya was also not spared by Twitter for breaking the rules. In May 2019, he had posted a series of offensive tweets against JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid after she tweeted against Bharatiya Janata Party. His tweets were reported, resulting in the suspension of his account temporarily.
Kamaal R Khan –
Even before Twitter, Kamaal R Khan achieved fame for his controversial comments about various celebrities on News Channels and other public platforms. This Indian film actor, writer, producer, and former Bigg Boss Contestant’s Twitter account was suspended in 2017 when he leaked the climax of the Bollywood movie ‘Secret Superstar’. He also attacked many Bollywood celebrities and the ruling political party BJP through his tweets, which was also one reason behind his account suspension.
Rose Mcgowan –
In 2017, the Hollywood actress Rose McGowan posted a series of tweets accusing actor Ben Affleck of lying about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual misconduct. Eventually, Twitter suspended her account for 12 hours, stating that it had suspended the account because it included a personal phone number.
Donald Trump –
Last but not least, the former president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, with close to 35 million followers, also had his account suspended in January 2021. The below tweets caused the permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump from Twitter.
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!”
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Twitter says in one of their blogs that these two tweets are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as an encouragement to do so.
This clearly shows that Twitter is very strict with its guidelines. Irrespective of the number of followers one has or what title one holds in one’s personal or professional lives, Twitter has no room for menace makers.
In this digital age, we need social media platforms like Twitter that let people express themselves but also maintain global decorum.
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