In an unprecedented step, Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the integrity of the election.

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Twitter, which locked Trump's account for 12 hours, also threatened him with a permanent ban if he breaks the rules again.

Facebook blocked Trump from being able to post for 24 hours.

The two platforms, as well as YouTube, had already removed a short video Trump posted Wednesday in which he urged supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home” while at the same repeating false attacks about the presidential election.


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