Twitter made its decision based on a new policy enacted after the Capitol Rebellion whereby people who repeatedly share election misinformation could be permanently banned.
The spokesperson told CNN, “The account you referred to is permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our civil integrity policy.”
It is not immediately clear which tweet leads to Lindell’s ban.
According to that policy, the more violations a person commits, the more severe the ban. For example, two strikes result in 12-hours, while five or more strikes may result in what the company calls “a suspension”.
“After close review of recent tweets from the @RealDonaldTrump account and the context surrounding them, we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further inciting violence,” Twitter said.
“In the context of this week’s horrific events, we made it clear on Wednesday that this action would potentially result from additional violations of the Twitter rules.”
The Twitter decision was followed by two tweets by Trump that violated the company’s policy against the glorification of violence, Twitter said, and “these two tweets should be read in the context of wider events in the country and the president’s statements to the audience.” To incite violence, as well as reference to patterns of behavior from this account in recent weeks. “