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.
At a campaign event in Macon, Georgia on Friday, President Donald Trump compared files allegedly found on Hunter Biden’s laptop with explicit pictures discovered on former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer by the FBI.
Files on a laptop with a Biden Foundation sticker on it, which allegedly connected Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to shady business dealings in Ukraine, were reported on by the New York Post on Wednesday. While Trump has brought up the allegations during public remarks in the following days, some observers have criticized the story for using uncorroborated sources. Weiner pleaded guilty in 2017 to sending obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 21 months in prison.