Facebook Takes 'Emergency Measures,' Blacklists Trump Video Calling for Peaceful Dispersal

Facebook Takes 'Emergency Measures,' Blacklists Trump Video Calling for Peaceful Dispersal


Facebook has followed Twitter in removing a video posted by President Donald Trump, urging his supporters to peacefully return home and respect law enforcement following the storming of Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. earlier today.

Guy Rosen, Vice President of Integrity at Facebook, said that the tech giant was taking “emergency measures” following the incidents in the Capitol, accusing Trump’s video — which stressed the need for peace and deescalation — of contributing to ongoing violence.

“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,” said Rosen.

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

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