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Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by techwif: 9:22am On Jan 07
Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday locked the accounts of President Donald Trump, which prevents him from posting messages to his more than 88 million followers on Twitter and 35 million followers on Facebook, after he published a string of inaccurate and inflammatory tweets on a day of violence in the nation’s capital.

The moves were an unprecedented rebuke of Trump by the social media companies, which have long been megaphones for the president.

Twitter said Trump’s account would remain locked for 12 hours and the ban could be extended if several of his tweets that rejected the election results and appeared to incite violence were not deleted. Trump’s account will be permanently suspended if he continues violating Twitter’s policies against violent threats and election misinformation, the company added.

Twitter said that the risks of keeping Trump’s commentary live on its site had become too high. “Our public interest policy — which has guided our enforcement action in this area for years — ends where we believe the risk of harm is higher,” a spokesman said.

Facebook later followed by barring Trump from publishing on the social network for 24 hours after finding that he had violated the company’s rules with two posts, a Facebook spokesman said.

The actions followed a torrent of criticism aimed at social media companies for their role in spreading misinformation and being a bullhorn for Trump as a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building Wednesday and halted the certification of Electoral College votes.

For years, Trump had built his influence with posts on Twitter and Facebook. Since losing November’s election, he had used the platforms to challenge the election results and call them fraudulent.

On Twitter on Wednesday, users called for the company’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, to take down Trump’s account. Civil rights groups said action by social media companies against calls for political violence was “long overdue.” Even venture capitalists who had reaped riches from investing in social media urged Twitter and Facebook to do more.

“For four years you’ve rationalized this terror. Inciting violent treason is not a free speech exercise,” Chris Sacca, a tech investor who had invested in Twitter, wrote to Dorsey and Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. “If you work at those companies, it’s on you too. Shut it down.”

Twitter, Facebook and others had previously resisted cracking down on Trump’s posts and other toxic content, saying that the posts were in the public’s interest. While the platforms had started taking more steps against political misinformation in the months before the election, they declined to remove Trump’s messages and instead took half measures, such as labeling his posts.

So when violence broke out in Washington on Wednesday, it was, in the minds of longtime critics, the day the chickens came home to roost for the social media companies. After the onslaught of criticism began, Twitter and Facebook started removing several of Trump’s posts from their sites, including one where the president falsely said that “a sacred landslide election victory” had been “unceremoniously & viciously stripped away.”

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube said Wednesday that they were reviewing the situation and would not tolerate calls for violence on their sites. In a statement, Twitter said it would take action against tweets that violated its policies and was “exploring other escalated enforcement actions.”

YouTube also said on Wednesday that it would not tolerate calls for violence on their sites. The video site said it removed multiple live streams that showed participants storming the Capitol building carrying firearms. It also said it would elevate authoritative news sources on its homepage, in search results and in recommendations.

Zuckerberg, said in an internal memo to employees that he was “saddened by this mob violence,” according to a copy reviewed by The New York Times. He said Facebook had stepped up the moderation of Trump’s comments because the situation was “an emergency.”

“The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of our democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Trump also told his supporters to go home in a video that he posted on multiple social media sites Wednesday afternoon. “You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order,” he said, while repeating false claims that the election had been stolen from him.

Twitter later removed three tweets, including the video and the tweet by Trump inaccurately claiming a “sacred landslide election victory” before locking his account. YouTube also deleted the video, as did Facebook, which also took down the misleading post by Trump on the “election victory.”

Critics said the moves by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were too little, too late, after calls for violence and plans for protests had already spread on the platforms.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/twitter-locks-donald-trumps-account-after-violence-on-capitol-hill-7136107/lite/

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Biglittlelois(f): 10:00am On Jan 07
Lol I wonder between Goodluck Jonathan and Trump who is hated more, posterity will be the judge though.

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Chii59(f): 10:00am On Jan 07
Yawns

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by CrimeKsmart: 10:00am On Jan 07
In Ipobs voice "democracy in danger" grin grin. Mark zugerberk is a dictator

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by lekki1444: 10:00am On Jan 07
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yeah i am lookiing forward to this day. its also the day of winter solstice officially signifying the end of an era and the start of another. the first will be last and the last will be first. watch as america starts crumbling and disintegrating fast after this day is passed, then you will see the emergence of super intelligent beings with spiritual powers. Christ like beings

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Tenshades(m): 10:00am On Jan 07
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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:00am On Jan 07
Twitter later removed three tweets, including the video and the tweet by Trump inaccurately claiming a “sacred landslide election victory” before locking his account. YouTube also deleted the video, as did Facebook, which also took down the misleading post by Trump on the “election victory.”

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Mayng01(m): 10:00am On Jan 07
Good for him.

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by ipobarethieves: 10:00am On Jan 07
cool

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by igbarasdynasty: 10:00am On Jan 07
He couldn't stand the humiliation of conceding defeat because his tongue had led to his downfall.

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by ipobarethieves: 10:00am On Jan 07
cool cheesy grin wink congratulations President BIDEN

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by fasho01(m): 10:01am On Jan 07
That move has become necessary to curb further incitement of violence

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by adedehinbo(m): 10:01am On Jan 07
Trump egungun don enter market! I notice Trump loss had suddenly turn this ipobs to deaf and dumb online

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Ustec: 10:01am On Jan 07
APC will rig 2023 election, there will be massive protest and unrest nationwide lipsrsealed

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Dpharisee: 10:01am On Jan 07
America preaches freedom of speech but now Twitter and Facebook want to determine what a president of America is allowed is to say, you then wonder what happens to the citizens

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by rottable(m): 10:02am On Jan 07
This is serious..... I know Donald thrump won't give up easily

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by abumeinben(m): 10:02am On Jan 07
Lol...mark Zuckerberg wey nor first like trump cheesy

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Tunde835(m): 10:02am On Jan 07
Trump is like d Buhari of America, look at how he's dragging a world power to its knees through international disgrace even china is making them a laughing stock

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by shegra58: 10:02am On Jan 07
techwif:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/twitter-locks-donald-trumps-account-after-violence-on-capitol-hill-7136107/lite/
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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by OhiOfIhima: 10:02am On Jan 07
No one is above the law..
Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by MOVIC6: 10:03am On Jan 07
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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by money121(m): 10:04am On Jan 07
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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Duridadi: 10:04am On Jan 07
grin... Trump after Congress certification of Biden Victory grin grin grin

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Obrigardo: 10:05am On Jan 07
Ban him, delete his account or just take him out, Lock him up!
Watch him backtrack on his "concession" statement.

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Sodiquinone: 10:05am On Jan 07
imagine twitter and Facebook having the gut to deal with US President the way they like, what a big shame to Trump

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by thunderbabs: 10:05am On Jan 07
Kick his ass out of the WH

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by Righteousness2: 10:05am On Jan 07
GOD BLESS DONALD TRUMP!
It's not of Him that willeth! Nor of him that runneth!
We Love you President Trump!
GOD is in Total Control

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Re: Twitter And Facebook Lock Donald Trump's Account After Violence On Capitol Hill by handsomeyinka(m): 10:06am On Jan 07
Trump supporters right now heading to Facebook and Twitters headquarters.

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