‘Hang Mike Pence’ trends on Twitter after platform suspends Trump for risk of ‘incitement of violence’

The tweets appeared to circulate a video of Capitol protestors chanting the phrase

Twitter saw a surprising item trending on Friday night when “Hang Mike Pence” hit around 14,000 tweets, according to reports.

The decision was made “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” according to a statement on the company’s blog.

Many users were confused, then, to see such a violent item in the trending section.

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