Facebook soon followed, announcing that. Mr Trump would not be able to post for 24 hours, after two violations of its platform policies.
It comes after a series of tweets from the US President appearing to endorse supporters who stormed the Capitol Building in violent scenes on Wednesday.
In a message shared on his social media accounts. Mr Trump asked those involved to go home but called them “very special” and said “we love you”.
As usual, he repeated his false claim that he won the election.
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C. We have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets, posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy”. — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”
“Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies. Will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.” Twitter added.
Facebook, in a statement posted on Twitter said. “We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block. Meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.”
Facebook vice president of integrity, Guy Rosen said: “This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video.”