On the 6th of January, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram temporarily blocked the official handles of Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America (U.S.A.)
This extraordInary step was taken after threatening posts by Mr. Trump, which violated the civic integrity policies of the social media platforms. The decision was taken in the wake of violent riots in Washington DC, the U.S.A.
According to sources, supporters of Donald Trump, inspired by his posts stormed the Capitol building.
Twitter said the president’s account would remain locked for good if the tweets were not removed.
The Twitter official said, “We have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity Policy.”
Twitter said. “This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”
Twitter added that “future violations… will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.”
In addition to Twitter, Facebook also banned Donald Trump’s account for 24 hours. YouTube also removed the video.
A Facebook official said, “We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”
The supporters of Donald stormed the seat of the U.S., Government and created a ruckus with police which resulted in the death of a woman.
The death and violence brought to a halt congressional debate over Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.
The problematic tweets of Donald Trump were, “We will never give up, we will never concede”,
A Video on YouTube captioned, “We will never give up, we will never concede.”
Donald Trump tells his supporters that the November’s election has been stolen.
The tweets and posts of Donald Trump provoked his flowers to call for a march to the Capitol building leading to violence.
The tweets of Donald Trump pumped up violence resulting in clashes and a death.
He told protesters “I love you” and described the people who stormed the Capitol complex as “patriots”.
YouTube said it removed the video because it “violated policies on spreading election fraud”.
Facebook told 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.”
YouTube already had a policy to remove fake news about mass election fraud, which it applied to the president.
Of all the social media platforms Twitter was the first to take action against Donald Trump and suspended his account.
Stay tuned for further updates.