Twitter on Wednesday removed three tweets from Trump’s account where he repeated claims of voter fraud while his supporters stormed the Capitol.
The tweets have been hidden and his account will be locked until 12 hours after the offending tweets are deleted.
This is Twitter’s strongest action against the president’s account to date. A number of groups have called on Facebook and Twitter to fully suspend Trump’s accounts.
Twitter removed from view a video from the president in which he both called for the rioters to go home while also praising them and repeating baseless claims of voter fraud.
Twitter said in a post to its TwitterSafety account,
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, 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.”
Twitter also said further violations of its rules could lead to the permanent suspension of his account.
Facebook and YouTube have also taken down the video. Facebook removed one of Trump’s most recent written posts.
The Anti-Defamation League, other groups and individuals called on both Facebook and Twitter to delete the president’s account.