The social network Facebook temporarily suspended, as Twitter had already done, the account of Donald Trump, following the violence in the Capitol of the supporters of the outgoing American President.
“We found two violations of our rules on President Donald Trump’s page that resulted in a 24-hour suspension, which means that he cannot post on the platform during this period,” said the Californian group, in a message on the social network Twitter.
Facebook had meanwhile removed, like Twitter, a video of the Republican asking protesters to “return home”, but in which he also stated that the election had been stolen, without providing evidence.
In this unprecedented measure by the two social networks, Twitter has even threatened to permanently suspend Trump’s account, after having removed three tweets from the outgoing President and that same video.
This is the first time the platform has removed Trump’s tweets for reasons other than copyright.
“The @realDonaldTrump account will be blocked for 12 hours after removing these tweets. If these tweets are not deleted [pelo seu autor], the account will remain blocked ”, explained Twitter.
Trump’s was also blocked in the Instagram app.
“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing the President Trump video (…) which ends up contributing to the risk of violence rather than reducing it,” said the vice president of Facebook responsible for the integrity of the platform, Guy Rosen.
Donald Trump has sought for months to discredit the November 3 presidential election, claiming, without providing evidence, that they have been rigged.
Trump had warned that he would try to prevent Congress from officially ratifying Joe Biden’s victory on Wednesday.
Supporters of the outgoing US President Donald Trump clashed with officials and invaded the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, while members of Congress were meeting to formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden in the elections of November.
The US presidential election vote ratification session was interrupted due to disturbances caused by pro-Trump protesters at the Capitol, and Washington officials decreed a curfew between 18:00 and 06:00 local time (between 23: 00 and 11:00 in Lisbon).
The debate in the Senate was resumed at 20:00 (01:00 today in Lisbon).
The police used firearms to protect congressmen and already indicated that four people died in the invasion of the Capitol.
Four hours after the start of the incidents, the authorities declare that the Capitol building was safe.