• Jonathan Shiek

Donald Trump’s Storming Of The Capitol Videos Removed By Facebook, YouTube, And Twitter

The infamous Donald Trump strikes again! This time, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter all removed his minute long video about the “storming of the capitol”. His previous post on Facebook regarding the misinformation of the coronavirus was also removed by Facebook. YouTube responded that they removed Donald Trump’s video on his channel because it violated their policies regarding content that alleges widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S Elections.

In the video, Donald Trump made false claims that the election was stolen from him and his supporters. He was also seemingly encouraging violent extremists to storm the U.S Capitol building, which lead to Twitter locking his account and announcing that they might permanently suspend him from the social media platform. We are also made aware that Facebook banned Trump from posting on his Facebook page for 24 hours before Twitter followed on to lock his account.

Trump supporters in Washington were there on 6 January for a demonstration but slowly turned violent as a last stand for Donald Trump because the U.S Congress was set to confirm that Joe Biden won the election.

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 Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
Please, please, please do not let your friends and family piece together an account of what happened today from posts or conspiracies on social media. Send them our story — it’s the joint work of dozens of reporters who were on the ground. — Rebecca Tan (@rebtanhs) January 7, 2021

Source: Mashable Sea, VICE


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