Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump conspiracy
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The social network began its purge Friday, shortly after it had permanently suspended Trump's account for language that could incite violence.
Most major social media platforms have taken unprecedented action since Trump's supporters invaded the Capitol Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential win, shocking the US and tarnishing its international image.
Both platforms referred to the risk of future violence, particularly before Biden's inauguration on January 20.
Twitter said it also factored in that plans for more armed protests have been proliferating on and off the service, including a proposed second attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17.
The social network was Trump's preferred megaphone, and his account had 88 million subscribers when it was suspended.