Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesThe suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on Jan. 8, 2021, in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Social media platforms are continuing to crack down on fringe groups and President Donald Trump’s allegations of election fraud following last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the QAnon conspiracy, and Facebook is removing posts and content claiming that the U.S. election was stolen.
Twitter said Tuesday that given the events last week in Washington, D.C., where a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, it was taking action against online behavior “that has the potential to lead to offline harm.”
In many cases, a single individual operated numerous accounts, driving up the total number of affected accounts, the company said in a blog post.
“These accounts were