Twitter Doesn't Need Trump

Jeremy Bowman, The Motley Fool
·6-min read
Twitter Doesn't Need Trump

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) shares pulled back 6.4% on Monday after the social media company banned President Donald Trump permanently from its platform Friday evening. The decision came after last Wednesday's rioting in and around the Capitol building, and after President Trump continued to "incite violence" on Twitter, as the company explained in a blog post on Friday. Many of those protesting Twitter's action say they have joined competing sites like Gab and Parler, the latter of which faced problems of its own after several other tech companies refused to do business with it over its role in the Capitol building attack.