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Twitter banned Trump — and misinformation dropped 73% the following week

Donald Trump received a permanent suspension from Twitter two days after the fatal insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter announced on January 8th.

Enough time has since passed to measure the early impact of Trump’s lifetime ban from the social media platform.

“Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively,”

The Washington Post reported Saturday.

“The new research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm reported that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump was banned from Twitter.”

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