Twitter permanently bans Steve Bannon’s account after talks of beheading

Nicolas Read

Steve Bannon makes beheading comment about Fauci on War Room podcast

On Thursday morning, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was permanently suspended by Twitter after posting a video suggesting that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the current NIAD director and leading figures for the COVID-19 pandemic, and current FBI director Christopher Wray should be beheaded. The video was posted to his Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. If that wasn’t grotesque enough, he later continued his suggestions on his “War Room: Pandemic” livestream by stating that “I’d put the heads on pikes. Right. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone.”


As well as Twitter banning Bannon, Facebook also removed the video after 10 hours online for violating violence policies, and Youtube also removed the video due to it “inciting violence”.


This is not just one incident, as there has been multiple cases of other supporters encouraging the idea of fighting the election results, with Donald Trump Jr. calling his father on Twitter to “to go to total war over this election.”.


The influence is very visible and it has reached to people creating facebook groups like “Stop The Steal” which grew into the hundreds of thousands before being shut down by Facebook for the group organizing protests that were intended to stop the election. Other members of this group also went to tell their ideas of having a civil war and revolting against the government according to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, which monitors extremism across the world. 


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