• Twitter has locked Donald Trump's account for 12 hours  
  • The company also threatened to permanently suspend his account  
  • Facebook and YouTube also removed one of Trump's videos 

Twitter has “locked” President Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours and removed three tweets in which he claimed that a massive voting fraud took place during the 2020 U.S. presidential election amid the riot that took place in Washington, D.C.

According to a statement issued by the micro-blogging site, the decision was made after seeing the situation. The tweets were deleted for violating the plartform’s policy.

“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washinton D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” the company wrote on its official Twitter Safety account.

The tech giant also announced that Trump’s account will stay locked until he deletes the three tweets.

“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” Twitter noted.

The social media platform also threatened to permanently suspend his account if Trump continues to violate its policies.

“Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.”

This is by far Twitter’s strongest action against the president’s account. The locking of Trump’s account comes almost two months after Twitter locked the personal account of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany for violating its guidelines.

Twitter is not the only social media website to take strong action against the 45th president of the United States. Facebook and YouTube have also taken down the video in which he addressed the rioters.

Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of Integrity, tweeted that they are pulling down Trump’s video because of the emergency situation around the U.S. Capitol.

“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,” Rosen wrote.

Facebook has also blocked Trump's account from posting for 24 hours after violating the platform's policies.

Meanwhile, in a statement obtained by NBC News, YouTube said that the video violated “policies regarding content that alleges widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome.”

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