Donald Trump banned from Twitter and Facebook

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Photo credit: Alex Wong - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alex Wong - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Facebook and Twitter has banned Donald Trump after he shared several posts spreading misinformation about the US election results, and praising Capitol protesters.

Twitter said it considered three of Trump's tweets "severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy". The company said it would block the president's account for good if the tweets were not removed.

Facebook and Instagram have banned him for 24 hours, while YouTube removed the video in which Trump tells his supporters - who yesterday violently stormed the Capitol - that they are "special". He urged them to "go home", but also called the election "stolen" and said "we love you".

Facebook said: "We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence."

One woman was shot dead in the Capitol after crowds outside broke inside the building. A mob grew increasingly angry about baseless beliefs that the election was rigged and that Trump is the rightful winner. US vice president Mike Pence has openly condemned the violence, telling the mob: "You did not win. Violence never wins." President-elect Joe Biden described the incident as "an assault on democracy...like few times we've ever seen it."

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