Twitter, Facebook and Instagram suspend Donald Trump


Maxime Duplain


     When his supporters visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, President Trump asked them to return home in a video posted to two social networks, while reiterating his belief that the election was stolen from him.


     Twitter first said that the outgoing US president’s account will be suspended until he removes the three tweets that override his civilian integrity policy.


     Next, Facebook announced Wednesday night that it would suspend Donald Trump’s webpage for 24 hours. His account was accused of violating social media policy twice on Wednesday afternoon.


     In the evening, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri announced on his personal account that the President of the United States’ account had been locked for 24 hours. He quoted a tweet from the Facebook newsroom announcing Trump’s suspension, but did not specify the social reasons for his actions. Instagram is owned by Facebook.