Facebook, Twittter, YouTube block US President Donald Trump amid Washington violence

Original article by David Swan
The Australian – Page: Online : 8-Jan-21

Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have all taken action against President Donald Trump in the wake of the violence that hit Washington on 7 January. Twitter removed three of Trump’s tweets and suspended his account for 12 hours, saying it will remain locked until he removes them. Facebook blocked Trump from posting for 24 hours, and also blocked him from posting to Instagram. Both YouTube and Facebook sought to block the dissemination of a pre-recorded video from Trump, with the video receiving over 179,000 ‘likes’ on Trump’s Facebook page before it was removed.


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