Rush Limbaugh deactivates his Twitter account after President Trump permanently banned

January 9, 2021 in News by RBN Staff

by Kelly Tyko

Radio host Rush Limbaugh’s Twitter account has been deactivated.

Twitter confirmed to USA TODAY that the account wasn’t suspended but “deactivated by the owner.”

Limbaugh is considered the leading conservative talk radio host and has been on the airwaves for more than three decades. He has been an adamant supporter of President Donald Trump and his Twitter account, @RealRLimbaugh, had a similar to the style of Trump’s @realDonaldTrump.

Twitter permanently banned Trump from the social media platform Friday, citing the risk that he would incite further violence. He had 88.6 million followers.

Twitter, which had locked Trump out of his account Wednesday for inflammatory posts after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, lifted the suspension the following day after he removed the offending tweets. Twitter warned it would suspend Trump permanently if he continued to violate its rules.

Twitter bans Trump:President Trump permanently banned from Twitter over risk he could incite violence

Trump blocked on Facebook, Instagram:  Suspension is indefinite, at least through end of term

On Thursday, Facebook blocked Trump on Facebook and Instagram after the president incited supporters to storm the nation’s capital. The indefinite ban is at least through the remainder of his term, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Limbaugh, to whom Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last yeardismissed critics of violence on Thursday.