US President Donald Trump

Facebook, Twitter block Trump’s account, threaten to suspend him for violating rules

*The global tech giants say they made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

For issuing a series of false claims, including in a short video praising rioters, about the United States Presidential election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden having been stolen from him, while inciting violence, Facebook barred US President Donald Trump from posting Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

It was gathered the tech media giant followed suit, following a similar stand taken by Twitter, in preventing messages it said were promoting violence as the President’s supporters stormed the US Capitol.

Agency report says the sanctions came after Trump took to social media to issue a series of false claims, including in a short video, about the election lost to Biden having been stolen from him.

Facebook said: “We made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence.”

The California-based social media giant said it was handing Trump “a 24-hour feature block” preventing him from posting.

Earlier, Twitter Wednesday had blocked President Trump, and threatened a permanent ban for breaking the company’s rules with his false claims about the election.

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