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Facebook Deletes Trump’s Video Message to Rioters, Citing Risk of Violence

Facebook Deletes Trump’s Video Message to Rioters, Citing Risk of Violence

Facebook Deletes Trump’s Video Message to Rioters, Citing Risk of Violence

Facebook, in an unprecedented action, removed President Trump’s video post to D.C. rioters telling them to “go home” — while also fanning the conspiracy flames that the U.S. election was fraudulent.

“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video,” Facebook VP of integrity Guy Rosen wrote in a tweet. “We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”

Twitter, meanwhile, disabled the ability for users to retweet, comment on or like Trump’s video, posted Wednesday at about 4:17 p.m. ET after a mob of pro-Trump rioters took over the U.S. Capitol.

More to come.

Written by Oli Coleman