Capitol Chaos: Facebook And Twitter Temporarily Block Trump Handle
Twitter and Facebook have temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump from further posting after his supporters violently stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
In a video on Wednesday, Trump urged his supporters to go home but repeated his unsubstantiated claims about widespread fraud in the November 3, 2020, presidential election.
In a statement late Wednesday night, Twitter said that Trump’s personal Twitter account will be locked for 12 hours as he violated the platform’s violent threats policies and will be permanently suspended if he continues to do so, Xinhua news agency reported.
Meanwhile, Facebook did not initially remove the video and instead added a label about “accurate election info”.
The post was shared about 49,000 times within 30 minutes before it was removed as reported by the trusted source.
Google-owned YouTube also removed the video, saying that it violated the video-sharing platform’s policies regarding content that alleges widespread election fraud.
Yesterday, a woman was killed in gunfire inside the Capitol after Trump supporters stormed the building to disrupt the democratic functioning of Congress.
The chaos at Capitol ultimately led to a lockdown and eventual evacuation.