Facebook, YouTube pull Trump video after protesters storm US Capitol – world news

YouTube on Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc deleted a video that continues unfounded claims that elections are fraudulent as President Donald Trump tells protesters who raided the U.S. Capitol to return home.

Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen tweeted that he believes the video “does not reduce the risk of ongoing violence,” while saying the video is part of “appropriate emergency measures.”

Google-owned YouTube said the video violated its policy on content claiming that “a wide range of fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 US elections.” YouTube spokesman Farshad Shadloo added that the company accepts copies that contain additional context.

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Twitter Inc has restricted users from retweeting the video “due to the danger of violence” as hundreds of protesters tried to force Congress back their presidential election defeat for Democratic president-elect Joe Biden.

Twitter has also later restricted Trump’s tweets, falsely claiming that Trump won the election.

Social media companies were under pressure to report misinformation to the police on the platform ahead of the election. Trump and his allies continued to spread groundless claims of election fraud that had spread online.

In a statement last Wednesday, the Bandi Farming Federation urged social media companies to suspend Trump’s account. He said the incident at the Capitol was due to “fear and false information directly emanated from the oval office.”

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Alex Stamos, former Facebook Security Officer, tweeted: “Twitter and Facebook should block him. There are no legitimate stocks left, and labeling does not.”

A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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