Facebook, Twitter Remove President Trump’s Video Citing Risk of Violence After He Urged Protestors to ‘Go Home Peacefully’
By Fox News // January 6, 2021
ABOVE VIDEO: President Donald Trump tells supporters to ‘go home’ after they storm Capitol.
(FOX NEWS) – Facebook and Twitter removed President Trump’s video message addressing Wednesday’s riots due to the risk of “violence,” as the president told protesters who stormed the Capitol to “go home,” while maintaining the 2020 election had been “stolen.”
The president posted a taped video on Wednesday afternoon as violent protests erupted on Capitol Hill during a joint session of Congress to certify the results of the presidential election.
Twitter removed the video, as well as a second tweet, in which Trump claimed that the election was “unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long,” for the same reason.
“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video. We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen wrote on Twitter.
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