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Rush Limbaugh Leaves Twitter After Platform Bans President Trump

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Rush Limbaugh Leaves Twitter After Platform Bans President Trump

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Popular radio host Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account on Friday after the technology giant permanently banned President Donald Trump. A Twitter spokesperson told news outlets that Limbaugh deactivated his account, after initially stating that it permanently suspended the account. Limbaugh was followed by over 88 million people on Twitter. The radio host’s Facebook account is still active. Facebook banned Trump through at least Jan. 20. Limbaugh didn’t respond to a request for comment. Others left Twitter on Friday after the ban of Trump, including radio host Mark Levin. Some called for people to join them on Parler, a Twitter competitor. Twitter also banned a slew of Trump supporters, including lawyer Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser. Parler was subsequently removed from Google’s online store and threatened by Apple. Twitter justified its ban of Trump by claiming some of his recent posts incited violence. In one …

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