Twitter and Facebook have blocked accounts of US President Donald Trump and has been barred from posting on the social platforms over his recent post which is promoting violence that led to his supporters to storm the US Capitol on Wednesday.
The sanctions came after the president took to social media to issue a series of false claims — including in a short video — about the election he lost to Joe Biden having been stolen from him.
“We made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence,” Facebook said.
The California-based social media giant said it was handing Trump “a 24-hour feature block” preventing him from posting.
Twitter blocked Trump earlier on Wednesday and threatened a permanent ban for breaking its own rules with his false claims about the election.