Twitter suspends Trump from tweeting for 12 hours over violations

Twitter said that future violations by Mr. Trump would result in a permanent suspension.

In an unprecedented step, Twitter suspended the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 12 hours on Wednesday after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the election after his supporters stormed the Capitol following a Trump rally.

Twitter said that future violations by Mr. Trump would result in a permanent suspension.

Earlier in the day, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube all removed a short video from Mr. Trump in which he urged those supporters on Wednesday to “go home” while also repeating falsehoods about the integrity of the presidential election.

Mr. Trump posted that video more than two hours after protesters entered the Capitol, interrupting lawmakers meeting in an extraordinary joint session to confirm the Electoral College results and President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Guy Rosen, Facebook’s Vice President of integrity, said on Twitter on Wednesday that the video was removed because it “contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”

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