Late on Wednesday Twitter suspended President Donald Trump’s twitter account. According to Twitter, President Trump allegedly violated the site’s terms of service multiple times in response to the riots and protests which broke out in Washington, D.C.
The suspension which will last for 12 hours, also includes the removal of three tweets and a warning that Trump could receive a permanent suspension.
Within seconds, Twitter blocked users from engaging in the post. But Twitter did not remove the video, despite calls for that action by people and groups who said that President Trump was using the social media platform to incite violence.
On the other hand, YouTube removed the video, a company spokesperson said YouTube would allow users to repost the video if it contained additional educational context.
Facebook initially handled the post by adding a label that directed users to authoritative sources of information on the election and read, “The US has laws, procedures, and establishment institutions to ensure the integrity of our elections.” But it later escalated its decision by removing the post entirely.
“These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long,” Trump stated in a tweet which was removed. “Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!”
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement,” he tweeted. “They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”