Twitter and Facebook temporarily locked the accounts of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday as tech giants scrambled to thwart his baseless claims about the US presidential election amid riots in the capital.
Twitter Hiding, three of them need removal Of Trump “As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington D.C.” tweets, in an attempt to force Congress to block the presidential election after pro-Trump protesters attacked US-Capital Joe Biden.
A woman has been shot dead inside a chaotic Capitol building.
Facebook Trump later tweeted that he would block the page from being posted for 24 hours due to two policy violations.
We anticipate two policy violations against President Trump’s page, resulting in a 24 hour feature block, during which he loses the ability to post on the platform.
– Facebook Newsroom (bfbnewsroom) January 7, 2021
If Twitter locks Trump’s account for 12 hours and tweets are not deleted, the account will be locked, meaning the president will not be able to tweet from onalrealDonaldTrump.
YouTube did not take further action on his account.
Tech companies have been under pressure for police misinformation on their platforms around the U.S. election, including calls made Wednesday by consumers for major platforms to shut down Trump accounts.
The president and his allies have spread unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud online. Trump on Wednesday accused Vice President Mike Pence of not having the “courage” to pursue those arguments in a tweet that followed his retirement from Twitter.
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Risk of violence
Guy Rosen, vice president of Facebook’s Integrity, tweeted to social media that the president’s video “contributes to reducing the risk of ongoing violence”, adding that the move is part of “appropriate emergency measures.”
YouTube says the Trump video violates its policy against content that alleges “widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election.”
Both Facebook and Twitter originally added labels and actions to slow the spread of the video.
Dozens of Facebook staff have called for clarification on how Trump’s posts are being handled, with some calling for his account to be removed for inciting violence at Capitol, according to internal posts Russia has seen.
“Do we get some courage and genuine action from the leadership in response to this behavior? Your silence is at least frustrating and criminal,” one employee wrote.
Internal information managers quickly close comments on threads, updates are provided in similar posts, but “is currently actively dealing with ongoing situations.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on internal posts.
Former Facebook Security Chief Alex Stamos tweeted: “Twitter and Facebook should cut him off.”
Civil rights groups, including The Anti-Defamation League and Color of Change, have called on social media to permanently suspend Trump’s accounts.
Violent rhetoric and weapons have risen significantly over the past three weeks on several social media platforms, according to researchers and public postings, as several groups, including Trump supporters, whites and ts-enthusiasts of broad conspiracy theory, planned rallies on Wednesday. QAnon.
© Thomson Reuters 2020
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