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Kamala Harris is trying to get Trump suspended from Twitter for 'blatant threats'

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is ramping up her campaign to deplatform President Trump.

Harris has been calling in recent days for Trump to be suspended from Twitter, and she's now taking that request directly to CEO Jack Dorsey in a formal letter. In it, the Democratic presidential candidate argues that Trump with his recent tweets has violated Twitter's policies that prohibit targeted harassment and the glorification of violence.

In particular, Harris claims that Trump's tweets comparing the whistleblower who filed a complaint against him to a spy violate Twitter's policies, as do his tweets accusing Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of treason and relaying a quote that there will be a "Civil War like fracture" if he is removed from office.

"These are blatant threats," Harris writes. "...Others have had their accounts suspended for less offensive behavior. And when this kind of abuse is being spewed from the most powerful office in the United States, the stakes are too high to do nothing."

Still, don't bet on Harris' push amounting to anything, seeing as Twitter has made its position on this issue clear, in a blog post last year saying that "blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate" and would "hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions."