Jan 7, 2021
Trump blocked from Twitter for 12 hours after appeal to rioters
Trump had called for his supporters to go home, but also reiterated false claims about election fraud. Facebook said: "We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence." The violence brought to a halt congressional debate over Democrat Joe Biden's election win. Facebook told the BBC: "The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace. We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules." YouTube already had a policy to remove fake news about mass election fraud, which it applied to the president.
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