Facebook and YouTube have removed President Donald Trump’s video reiterating allegations of electoral fraud while urging protesters who stormed the Capitol to return home.
Twitter banned users from retweeting the video “out of risk of violence,” while hundreds of demonstrators tried to force Congress to annul the president’s election defeat and the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
Twitter later deleted Trump’s tweet, in which he reiterated the claim that he won the election.
Later in the evening, Twitter blocked the president’s account for 12 hours in connection with “repeated and serious violations” of the rules of this social network and threatened with permanent blocking.
Facebook VP Guy Rosen tweeted that he believed the president’s video “amplifies rather than diminishes the risks of ongoing violence,” noting that the decision was part of “appropriate emergency measures.”