Trump blocked by Twitter and Facebook

Source : 112 Ukraine

Twitter warned that further violations of its rules "will result in permanent suspension" of Trump's account
14:52, 7 January 2021

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Twitter removed three tweets from the account of President Donald Trump and suspended his account for 12 hours after crowds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. This is reported by Politico with reference to statements by the administration of social networks.

The company also warned that further violations of its rules "will result in permanent suspension" of Trump's Twitter account.

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One of the tweets included a video of Trump repeating unfounded claims that the election was taken from him and encouraging his supporters to disperse after violence erupted at the Capitol. He said that law and order were needed and that he loved his supporters.

Facebook and YouTube also removed the video from Trump's accounts. Facebook said it would be blocking the president's account from posting for 24 hours due to two policy violations.

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Twitter removed Trump's post after initially having prohibited it from being retweeted or replied to. It had added a tag to the post that read, "This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can't be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence." Twitter also removed a subsequent tweet by Trump.

Earlier, Donald Trump's supporters breached the Capitol building in Washington, where Congress was approving the presidential election's results.

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