Jan 7, 2021

Social media giants remove Trump video

Trump had called for his supporters to go home, but also reiterated false claims about election fraud. Facebook said: "We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence." The violence brought to a halt congressional debate over Democrat Joe Biden's election win. Facebook told the BBC: "The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace. We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules." YouTube already had a policy to remove fake news about mass election fraud, which it applied to the president.

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