Facebook and Twitter remove Trump video, citing risk of ‘violence’
Twitter removed three tweets from President Donald Trump’s account on Wednesday and suspended his account for 12 hours after it continued pushing out conspiracy theories about the election after a crowd stormed the US Capitol.
The company also warned that further violations of its rules “will lead to permanent suspension” of the president’s Twitter account.
One tweet contained a video of Trump repeating unfounded claims that the election had been taken from him and encouraging his supporters to disperse after the outbreak of violence on the Capitol.
He said law and order are necessary and added that he loves his supporters.
Facebook Vice President Jay Rosen wrote on Twitter: “This is an emergency and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video. We have removed it because we believe it is contributing to the risks of ongoing violence rather than reducing it.”
“We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in a video tape recorded at the White House. It was a crushing election and everyone knows that, especially the other side. “
He added, “But you have to go home now. We must have peace, we must have law and order, and we must respect our great people in law and order. We do not want anyone to hurt.”
Twitter said on one of his company’s accounts that if the president removed the tweets, his account would be opened.
Although social media platforms worked to remove Trump’s video, several prominent voices in the tech world soon spoke about it and the actions of social media companies, including enterprising investor Chris Saca and Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer at Facebook.