Trump blocked from Twitter and Facebook

Trump blocked from Twitter and Facebook

Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol.

In a series of tweets he told the protesters "I love you" before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud.

Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets for "severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy".

The company said the president's account would remain locked for good if the tweets were not removed.

It went on to say that "Future violations of the Twitter Rules... will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account".

Meanwhile Facebook and YouTube also removed his video message to protestors.

Facebook said: "We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence."

Facebook said it would be blocking the president's account from posting for 24 hours due to two policy violations.