Following Twitter’s action of blocking Donald Trump‘s account, Facebook, on Wednesday, had also banned him over messages said to be promoting violence as his supporters stormed the US Capitol.
The sanctions, however, came after the president took to social media to issue a series of false claims, including in a short video, about the election he lost to Joe Biden having been stolen from him.
The California-based social media giant, therefore, added that it was handing Trump a 24-hour feature block preventing him from posting.
“We made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence,” Facebook said.
Twitter blocked Trump earlier on Wednesday and threatened a permanent ban for breaking its own rules with his false claims about the election.