Twitter has threatened to permanently block US President Donald Trump from the social media platform for inciting protests by his supporters in Washington DC on Wednesday.
In a series of posts, Twitter accused Trump of violating its rules with his false allegations about the November US election after his supporters invaded the US Capitol building on Wednesday.
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” said Twitter.
Twitter warned that the account would remain locked until Trump deletes the offensive tweets.
“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”.
Similarly, Facebook also banned Trump from posting on Wednesday over messages it said promoted violence following the position taken by Twitter following chaotic scenes at Capitol Hill that left four people dead and scores injured.
The action by the California-based tech giant came after outgoing President Trump posted a series of false allegations insisting he had won the election but it was allegedly stolen by Biden.
“We made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence,” Facebook said.
Facebook, which is owned by Mark Zuckerberg, said it would block Trump for 24 hours to prevent him from posting as US works to ease tensions following the chaotic pro-Trump protests in Washington DC.