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Facebook, twitter bans Trump as Biden’s victory is certified

Facebook and Twitter has suspended outgoing US President Donald Trump after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol.

His supporters stormed the seat of US government and clashed with police, leading to the death of one woman.

DC Police Chief Robert Contee said three other people died from medical emergencies during the riot.

“One adult female and two adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths.

Account to remain suspended

He wrote “I love you” before telling them to go home and also repeated the claims about election fraud, which has since been disproved by various authorities.

Twitter said the president’s account would remain locked for good if the tweets were not removed.

Twitter initially didn’t take down the video, instead removing the ability to retweet, like and comment on it and another tweet. However, it later removed them, and suspended the outgoing president.

“Future violations of the Twitter Rules… will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account”.

Meanwhile, Facebook banned Mr Trump for 24 hours. YouTube also removed the video.

Facebook said: “We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”

YouTube said it removed the video because it “violated policies on spreading election fraud”.

Biden’s victory

The violence brought to a halt congressional debate over Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.
In the House and Senate chambers.

However, Biden’s victory in the Electoral College has been certified, after passing 270 electoral votes, and confirms he will be the 46th President of the United States.

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