Twitter, Fb freeze Trump accounts as tech giants reply to storming of U.S. capitol By Reuters


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By Elizabeth Culliford, Katie Paul and Joseph Menn

(Reuters) -Twitter and Fb Inc on Wednesday quickly locked the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims in regards to the U.S. presidential elections amid riots on the U.S. Capitol.

Twitter hid and required the elimination of three of Trump’s tweets “because of the unprecedented and ongoing violent state of affairs in Washington, D.C.,” after pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an try to power Congress to dam the appointment of President-elect Joe Biden.

Fb (N:) later tweeted it could block Trump’s web page from posting for twenty-four hours attributable to two coverage violations.

Twitter locked Trump’s account for 12 hours and mentioned that if the tweets aren’t eliminated, the account would stay locked, that means the president could be unable to tweet from @realDonaldTrump.

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