Conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, along with commentator Dan Bongino, departed Twitter this week after the social media network permanently banned President Donald Trump from the platform.
Conservatives noticed Friday that Limbaugh’s account was no longer active, causing many to assume that Twitter had banned Limbaugh.
However, Twitter told a CNN reporter that it did not suspend Limbaugh’s account. Instead, Limbaugh deactivated the account.
Indeed, Twitter notes when it suspends an account, writing on a suspended account, “Account suspended” and “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.” As of Saturday morning, Limbaugh’s account read, “This account doesn’t exist.”
Rush Limbaugh’s account was not suspended by Twitter…he deactivated it.
Twitter will always note when it’s a suspension… pic.twitter.com/tOqpa0TmhQ
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) January 9, 2021
Meanwhile, Bongino, who has nearly 3 million followers on Twitter, announced his departure from the platform after Twitter temporarily suspended his account on Thursday.
“I’m leaving the platform permanently for Parler. I’ll post my final tweet and me