In an unprecedented move, Facebook and Twitter suspended US President Donald Trump will stop posting on their platforms on Wednesday after storming the U. Capitol from its followers

Twitter has banned Trump from his account for 12 hours, stating that future violations by Trump could result in a permanent ban The company has called for the removal of three of Trump’s tweets, including a short video urging followers to “To go home in peace” while repeating falsehoods about the integrity of the presidential election

He released the video more than two hours after the protesters entered the Capitol and suspended the legislature meeting in a joint session to confirm the results of the electoral college and confirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden

Twitter said Trump’s account deleted the posts, but it threatened to extend its suspension if it didn’t

This means that @ realDonaldTrump will be banned for 12 hours after removing these tweets if the tweets are not removed, the account remains locked

Our public interest policy, which has guided our enforcement efforts in this area for years, ends where we believe the risk of harm is higher and / or more severe
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In a tweet, the company said it would continue to assess the situation in real time, including investigating on-site activity and what Twitter said

Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook owns, followed suit in the evening, announcing that Trump would not be able to post for 24 hours after two violations of his guidelines

Guy Rosen, vice president of integrity at Facebook, said on Twitter on Wednesday that Trump’s video was removed from Facebook because it “does more than reduce the risk of persistent violence”

While some cheered the platforms ‘actions, others noted that the companies’ actions stemmed from years of fraud and reflection on the spread of dangerous misinformation and incitement to violence that some say related to Wednesday’s events have contributed

“This is what happens,” said Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications at Syracuse University in New York and a social media expert who found a direct link between Trump’s propaganda posting and false information on social media and the am Wednesday sees protests

“We didn’t just see one violation at the Capitol. Social media platforms were repeatedly violated by the president. This is disinformation”

Grygiel said the platform’s decision to remove Trump’s video – and Twitter’s suspension – was too little, too late

“They are creeping towards a firmer action,” said Griegel. “Social media is involved because he has repeatedly used social media to incite violence It is a culmination of years of propaganda and media abuse by the President of the United States”

This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate immediate action, including removing President Trump’s video, we removed it because we believe it carries rather than reduces the risk of ongoing violence

Twitter initially left Trump’s video, but stopped people from tweeting or commenting on it again.It wasn’t until later in the day that the platform erased it completely

Trump opened his video and said, “I know your pain I know your pain But you have to go home now”

After repeating false claims about electoral fraud, Trump continued, “We can’t play into the hands of these people We must have peace So go home we love you You are very special”

Republican lawmakers and former government officials had asked Trump to issue a statement to his supporters to quell the violence

Trump’s video testimony came as authorities struggled to take control of a chaotic situation in the Capitol that resulted in lawmakers evacuating the building and killing a woman who was shot and killed in the building’s storm / p>

Trump has used social media – Twitter in particular – as an effective tool for disseminating misinformation about the elections Wednesday’s uprising only increased calls for Trump to be banned from the platform

“The president encouraged riot and instigated violence,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, in a statement

“More than anything, what is happening at the Capitol right now is a direct result of the fear and disinformation that has been consistently spat out by the Oval Office”

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