Twitter deleted three tweets from donald trump this Wednesday for “transmitting fake news” about the 2020 elections and for inciting violence. The profile of the American president will be suspended for 12 hours, something provided for those who violate the terms of the social network. If there is a recurrence, The account will be permanently blocked.
“As a result of the current situation of unprecedented violence in Washington, DC, we demand the removal of three tweets from @realDonaldTrump that were published today for serious and repeated violations of our civic integrity policy,” explains Twitter in an official account.
The company further states that if Donald Trump violates the rules again, including civic integrity or threats of violence, this “will result in the permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.”
A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC today, reaching the chambers of Congress and the office of Mayor Nancy Pelosi. Deputies met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram censor Donald Trump
One of the tweets in question involved a video in which Trump said: “We had an election that was stolen from us; It was a resounding victory and everyone knows it, especially the other side”. Biden’s victory was confirmed by all 50 US states, with no evidence of fraud.
“But you have to go home now; go home, we love you, you are very special”he added. The tweet was initially given a warning that it was a disputed claim; you couldn’t get likes or replies, and retweets had to be commented on. The social network claims to have implemented this restriction “due to the risk of violence.”
Meanwhile, YouTube had already removed the video, citing its policy implemented in December banning content that questions the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election. Facebook did the same, Guy Rosen writes on Twitter that “this is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures.”
“We believe that the risks of allowing President Trump to continue using our service during this period are simply too great, so we We are extending the block we have placed on your Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks,” Zuckerberg said.
The events at the Capitol in Washington DC were the trigger
Trump has less than two weeks left in office before Biden’s inauguration on January 20. But the head of the National Association of Manufacturersurged Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday to “seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the Amendment to Preserve Democracy.”
That amendment to the United States Constitution allows for the removal of a sitting president if he or she is deemed unfit to lead. The United States Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable also issued statements urging Trump to accept the election results.
Major US stock indexes opened higher on Thursday as lInvestors looked beyond Wednesday’s chaos and toward the Biden administrationwhich is expected to increase the amount of coronavirus relief aid for struggling businesses and families.
Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol followed the runoff elections for two Democratic senators in Georgia, giving Biden and the Democratic Party narrow control of the Senate in addition to control of the House of Representatives.