Several Posts of Donald Trump Removed on Social Media, The Guardian Reports
The Guardian’s Kari Paul reports that Facebook and Youtube removed a video post from the account of Donald Trump in which the president attempted to delegitimize the result of the presidential election after his supporters stormed the US capitol.
Facebook and Youtube’s rare enforcement action were just two of several actions social media companies took against messaging from the president in an attempt to respond to the unprecedented chaos unfolding at the US Capitol.
Earlier on Wednesday, Twitter blocked several posts from Donald Trump – including the one Facebook deleted – from being shared, citing a “risk of violence.” However it declined to remove the video in question.
“In line with our Civic Integrity Policy and recent guidance, we have placed a label on the Tweet, and have significantly restricting engagement with the Tweet due to the risk of violence,” a spokesman said. “This means this Tweet will not be able to be replied to, Retweeted, or liked.”