While rioters attacked the US Capitol and protests broke out in Washington DC, such events are certainly not welcome in any democracy. The major social media networks didn’t hesitate to react, as President Donald Trump is accused by some groups to have instigated to violent manifestations.
According to techzimo.com, Facebook officials stated:
We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.
President Trump’s controversial statement was: “We had an election that was stolen from us”.
Hard to handle the protestors
As protestors lost their control and started to flood the parliament house, riots occurred inevitably. Security managers had a very hard time handling the situation.
Twitter also blocked Donald Trump’s account for the first time. The ban lasts for only 12 hours. The company classified Trump’s tweets as “Severe Violations of Twitter’s policies”.
Donald Trump was always convinced that the outcome of the Presidential Election was stolen from him. He didn’t hesitate to express it in public, and it triggered an enormous wave of discontent across the American nation. Trump declared:
Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!
The recent riots can only add more chaos to the nationwide terror situation caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The US remains the most affected country in the world by the coronavirus, as it counts a total of over 374,000 deaths.
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.