President Donald Trump on Friday, Jan. 8, experienced an onslaught of censorship from tech companies. His campaign is now no longer able to send out emails to his millions of subscribers.
According to Nationalist Review, at least one of the mail services the Trump campaign used has blocked the team’s access. The company, Campaign Monitor, the service in question, confirmed the information to the Financial Times’ Dave Lee.
“There hasn’t been any Trump emails for more than 48 hours. Almost unheard of—he sent 33 in the first six days of Jan; 2,500+ last year,” Lee noted.
Here’s @CampaignMonitor‘s statement. I had been trying to pin down the other possible (likely bigger) providers. If you have any insight — please get in touch. DMs open, email in bio. pic.twitter.com/Y9Rbn6NfiW
— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) January 9, 2021
“The self-service account associated with the Donald Trump Campaign has been suspended as of today, January 7th, 2021. Typically, political campaigns use multiple email service providers to send campaign, fundraising, and other emails. Based on the low volume of emails that had been sent from the Campaign Monitor account, this is likely a very small portion of total email activity from the campaign,” the company’s statement read.
Earlier in the day, Twitter announced that they permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s personal account from the platform, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence.”
Twitter’s ban came after Facebook and Instagram along with other Big Tech platforms indefinitely suspended the president’s access, cutting off the key line of communication between the president and millions of Americans.
Following the permanent ban from Twitter, President Trump tweeted from his official @POTUS account, condemning the company’s censorship and signaling that he is planning to move to a new social network, or build a replacement. Shortly after that, Twitter dropped the ban hammer on that account as well.
“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” President Trump wrote.
“Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen and have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future.
“We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely. STAY TUNED,” he added.