Twitter restricts Trump video, citing ‘risk of violence’

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In the wake of an unprecedented mob attack on the Capitol building, Twitter has restricted a tweet from President Donald Trump, including its attached video. Users can no longer reply to, like, or retweet the post due to what Twitter is referring to as a “risk of violence.”

In Trump’s Wednesday Twitter video, he responded to mob violence at the US Capitol calling on rioters to peacefully “go home” hours after the chaos began. But he also repeated false claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and did not denounce the violence, leading some to find the calls for order unconvincing. “We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in the video. “It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the…

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