Story By Lexxi Kimani.
Twitter and Facebook have temporarily suspended President Trump’s social media accounts after he tweeted a tweet that seems to glorify violent acts.
Hours after protesters breached security at the Capitol building in Washington DC, President Trump posted a video on Twitter. In the video Trump told the protesters ‘I love you’ before telling them to go home and also went on to accuse President-Elect Joe Biden of rigging the November elections.
Twitter removed three of Trumps including the video citing that he violated Twitter Civic Integrity Policy.
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., 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.
Twitter locked Trump’s account for twelve hours, and required him to delete the three tweets failure to which his account will remain locked. It also warned Trump that he could lose his account completely if he continue to violate the Twitter’s Civic Integrity policies or violent threat policy in future.
The outgoing President on the other hand seems not to care at all about the community policy of Twitter, and is known not to take any of Twitter’s rules seriously.
Facebook has locked Trump’s account for the next twenty four hours of which he will not be able to post anything, YouTube has also pulled down the video.
“We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.” Facebook Said.
BBC reports indicates that Trump’s supporters forcibly stormed the seat of US government in Washington DC and clashed with police and it resulted to the death of one woman.
The breach halted an ongoing debate in both houses where the republicans were challenging the November election results and Biden’s Victory.
YouTube said that it pulled down the video, because it violates its police on spreading election misinformation.
Facebook told BBC, “The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace. We prohibit incitements and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules.
Twitter on its part it has expressed commitment to up hold its community policies will continually minimise the exposure of violent tweets and contents.