Outgoing US President, Donald Trump has been suspended on social media networks, Twitter and Facebook for violent conduct.
This is coming from the protests at the Capitol, the final step that will certify the election of Joe Biden as the 46th American President.
Trump’s supporters stormed the seat of US government and clashed with police, leading to the death of one woman. This then led to a halt congressional debate over Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.
In the House and Senate chambers, Republicans were challenging the certification of November’s election results.
The social media handed him the suspension after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. Trump said he loved them before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud.
Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets for “severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy”. According to tot he firm, the president’s account would remain locked for good if the tweets were not removed.
It went on to say that “Future violations of the Twitter Rules… will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account”.
However, the ban for Trump on Facebook is just for 24 hours while YouTube also removed the video.
“We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” Facebook said.
Before the violence, President Trump had at a rally told supporters on the National Mall in Washington that the election had been stolen. He further went to repeat the false claim hours later, as the violence mounted inside and outside the US Capitol, he appeared on video and repeated the false claim.
Twitter initially didn’t take down the video, instead of removing the ability to retweet, like and comment on it and another tweet.
However, it later removed them and suspended the outgoing president.