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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:41 AM

Twitter bans a Steve Bannon account after he says Anthony Fauci and Christopher Wray should be behea

Source: CBS/AP

Twitter bans a Steve Bannon account after he says Anthony Fauci and Christopher Wray should be beheaded
NOVEMBER 6, 2020 / 4:20 AM / CBS/AP

Twitter banned an account used by former top Trump adviser Steve Bannon after he called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray on his podcast Thursday.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to CBS News that, "The @WarRoomPandemic account has been permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules, specifically our policy on the glorification of violence."

A Twitter source added, "We have policies in place that address clear threats of violence, abuse and harassment, and hateful conduct. If we identify any accounts or content that violate these rules, we'll take enforcement action."

As of Thursday evening, Bannon's account was still active on Facebook, where the video calling for Fauci and Wray to be executed had been viewed nearly 200,000 times in ten hours. Late Thursday, Facebook said it had removed videos of Bannon's remarks for violating its policy on violence and incitement.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-bans-a-steve-bannon-account-after-he-says-anthony-fauci-and-christopher-wray-should-be-beheaded/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:45 AM

1. Twitter bans Steve Bannon for video suggesting violence against Fauci, FBI Director Wray

By
Jaclyn Peiser
November 6, 2020 at 4:27 a.m. CST

If President Trump wins reelection, former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon said in a video posted Thursday that he should quickly eliminate Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert, and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray — by means of medieval execution.

“I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put the heads on pikes,” Bannon said during a live taping of his online show, “War Room: Pandemic.”

Twitter permanently suspended Bannon’s @WarRoomPandemic account on Thursday after he posted the clip, a spokeswoman told The Washington Post, citing the service’s prohibition on “the glorification of violence.” The move makes Bannon one of the most high-profile political figures to be banned.

Facebook, YouTube and Spotify also removed video clips and audio from the episode.

Bannon’s menacing diatribe came amid a rise of violent rhetoric from prominent Trump supporters on Thursday as the president’s chances of winning key battleground continued to narrow. Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat who has endorsed Trump, said at a Thursday rally with Donald Trump Jr. that “we’re starting now to see the white in their eyes and we’re getting ready to start shooting.”

Trump Jr., meanwhile, urged his father on Twitter “to go to total war over this election.” Twitter flagged the tweet for making misleading statements about the election.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:59 AM

2. How soon to il douche complains and calls bannon a patriot?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:59 AM

3. If Trump's goons are inciting violence after a win, imagine the sort of terrorism his followers

will unleash when they lose.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:21 AM

4. The christian taliban rears it's extremely ugly head.

The stench of hypocrisy is overwhelming.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:29 AM

5. Class C or D federal felony, were it to meet the required elements...

..I don't if would, but perhaps the FBI should take a look!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threatening_government_officials_of_the_United_States

Threatening government officials of the United States is a felony under federal law. Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under 18 U.S.C. § 871, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment, that is investigated by the United States Secret Service.[1] Threatening other officials is a Class D or C felony, usually carrying maximum penalties of 5 or 10 years under 18 U.S.C. § 875, 18 U.S.C. § 876 and other statutes, that is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:00 AM

6. Wow just wow

Especially to say it in a week when extremists of a different sort - but all extremists have a lot in common - really have beheaded people in France!

I suspect that Bannon wiil learn something about travel bans if he ever tries to visit Europe in the future.

Why all this hatred for FAUCI of all people?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:26 AM

7. Bannon has been spewing his criminal crap all over the world, why hasn't any country locked him up

for good? The FBI needs to start doing their job and the SS needs to stay out of tRumps China friend brothels long enough to prepare to do their job, protecting the next administration from the GOP cult.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 10:22 AM

8. Steve Bannon isn't political so this isn't terrorism

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 10:26 AM

9. SCARY thing is

NO rethugs are condemning this? Charges should be filed after we get an HONEST AG.!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 11:01 AM

11. When a terrorist beheaded a WSJ reporter, the right wingers got all irate.

When a terrorist beheaded a WSJ reporter, the right wingers got all irate.

But it's OK with them for republican terrorists to promote it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:03 PM

12. One less unshaven Nazi slob on Twitter....

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:34 PM

13. Nailed it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:18 PM

14. And Fuckerberg kept it up on Fakebook...

$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$

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