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Facebook, Twitter block Donald Trump after Capitol Hill assault
  • Facebook, Twitter block Trump after Capitol Hill assault
  • One girl died and others have been injured as police clashed with Trump supporters in Washington
  • Trump had shared a 62-second video on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube the place he advised the Capitol Hill protesters “I love you”

US President Donald Trump was blocked by Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday after hundreds of individuals stormed the Capitol Hill in Washington in assist of the US president.

The US president was suspended from Twitter and Facebook each after she shared a 62-second video on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube the place he advised the Capitol Hill protesters “I love you” earlier than urging them to go dwelling. The US president additionally levelled unfounded allegations of election fraud within the video.

One girl died and others have been injured when police and pro-Trump supporters clashed on the Capitol Hill. The transfer sparked statements from world leaders condemning the acts of aggression by the mob, with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau referring to it as “an attack against democracy”.

Twitter stated it needs three tweets by the US president eliminated for “severe violations of our Civic Integrity Policy”. If Trump fails to do this, the US president’s account might stay suspended for good.

“Future violations of the Twitter Rules… will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account,” stated Twitter.

Facebook, alternatively, has banned the US president for twenty-four hours whereas YouTube eliminated the video of Trump’s message.

“We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” stated Facebook.

Hours after the violence befell, the US president appeared on video, telling supporters “I love you” and describing them as “patriots”. YouTube stated it eliminated the video as a result of it “violated policies on spreading election fraud”.

Initially, Twitter didn’t take away the tweets however solely blocked the choice to retweet or touch upon it. Later, it deleted them and suspended Trump.

“We have been significantly restricting engagement with Tweets labelled under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence,” stated Twitter.

Facebook advised the BBC: “The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace. We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules.”

Facebook teams and pages partly organised the pro-Trump march. 

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