Coral Murphy
Twitter permanently bans President Trump’s accountPresident Trump’s final Tweet read, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”Staff Video, USA TODAYGoFundMe will ban fundraisers geared toward paying travel expenses to violent political protests, according to CNN. The crowdfunding platform is taking the measure after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday – leading to the deaths of five people, including a police officer. “Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous fundraisers intended to raise money for travel expenses,” a GoFundMe spokesperson told CNN.The spokesperson said the company will also remove fundraisers for travel expenses for any future political events where there is a “risk of violence by the attendees.”QAnon: Twitter suspends 70,000 QAnon accounts in massive purge following deadly Capitol siege, Trump banParler data breach: Archived posts from Capitol riots could reveal platform’s role in the insurrectionSeveral people on social media are applauding GoFundMe’s efforts, with one Twitter user saying, “it’s good to know more companies are taking a stand after the siege on our US Capitol.”GoFundMe will no longer allow fundraisers for travel to events that may be dangerousI never knew you could use it for that but it’s good to know more companies are taking a stand after the siege on our US CapitolRNC has lost millions in donor moneyThey should dissolve party— Ariana D Michaels 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈 (@ArianaDMichaels) January 12, 2021The platform also began a fundraiser for  United States Capitol Police  Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died of injuries sustained during the riot. Social media giants have also taken measures to impede any incitement of violence on their platforms after the protests. Facebook will remove content containing the phrase “stop the steal” on both Facebook an Instagram, referring to the president’s baseless allegations that the presidential election that he decisively lost was rigged.Contributing: Jessica GuynnFollow Coral Murphy on Twitter @CoralMerfi

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