Twitter, Facebook Muzzle Trump Amid Capitol Violence

In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

  • Published 6 January 2021
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Twitter locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours and said that future violations by Trump could result in a permanent suspension. The company required the removal of three of Trump’s tweets, including a short video in which he urged those supporters to “go home” while also…

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