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Twitter Permanently Removes Steve Bannon's Account Over 'Glorification Of Violence'

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Twitter Permanently Removes Steve Bannon's Account Over 'Glorification Of Violence'

Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) has permanently suspended @warroompandemic, the official Twitter account of the former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) has deleted one of Bannon's videos that targeted Fauci and blocked his account on its video-sharing platform YouTube, at least for a week. Other episodes of the show are still available for viewing on the War Room Pandemic YouTube channel.

The social media companies' crackdown came as the former White House Chief Strategist reportedly incited violence in some of his content.

Bannon's purported violence-inciting remarks targeted U.S. officials, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, as per Bloomberg.

A Twitter spokesperson told Bloomberg that the account was suspended in line with its policy on "the glorification of violence.” A YouTube spokesperson clarified that the platform "will continue to be vigilant" in the volatile post-election period.

Price Action: Twitter shares gained 2.22% on Thursday to close at $43.71. Google class A shares closed at $1,762.50, up 0.95%, and Class C shares quoted 0.81% higher at $1,763.37.

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