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US Capitol chaos: Twitter restricts Trump tweet for 'risk of violence'

In the tweets, Trump continued to make the baseless claim that the election was fraudulent. In the video he also urged protesters to go home

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest the U.S. presidential election results in Washington

Inc restricted users from retweeting a video and tweet from President on Wednesday "due to a risk of violence," as hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol seeking to force Congress to undo the president's election loss.

The social media company said it would take action against threats of and calls for violence and that it had been "significantly restricting engagement" with tweets labeled under its civic integrity policy due to the risk of violence. It said these tweets would not be able to be replied to, retweeted or liked.

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In the tweets, Trump continued to make the baseless claim that the election was fraudulent. In the video he also urged protesters to go home.

Trump and his allies have continuously spread unsubstantiated claims of election fraud that have proliferated on social media platforms including and Facebook Inc .

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First Published: Thu, January 07 2021. 04:24 IST