The US president Donald Trump has been suspended from both Twitter and Facebook after posts were made to supporters who attacked the US Capitol.
Facebook has blocked Donald Trump for 24 hours, and Twitter has now removed certain tweets he made.
In a video address shared on Twitter, he urged his supporters to “go home” but repeated an unsubstantiated claim that the election was “stolen”.
A woman who was shot inside the US Capitol during the violent pro-Trump protests has died, officials have told the Associated Press.
Lawmakers had to be evacuated, which delayed the constitutional process to affirm President-elect’s Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
We've assessed two policy violations against President Trump's Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) January 7, 2021