Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have locked Donald Trump’s accounts after hundreds of rioters stormed the US Capitol building in a last ditch effort to keep him as President.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, declared an “emergency situation” and removed Mr Trump’s ability to post on both of its services, while Twitter revoked his special protections as an elected world leader and said it would ban him if he broke its rules again.
Both companies were responding to posts and a video in which Mr Trump told his supporters to “go home” but praised them as “great patriots” and repeated he groundless claims about a “stolen” election that sparked the protests. YouTube also removed the video.
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