TASS, January 7. World’s popular social network Twitter announced a decision to prohibit one of the tweets of current US President Trump from being replied to, retweeted or liked, stating that "Threats of and calls to violence are against the Twitter Rules."
President Trump earlier posted a video in which he claimed that the presidential election was "stolen." The US president also called on protesters, who swarmed the US Capitol on Wednesday to "go home now."
"In regard to the ongoing situation in Washington, D.C., we are working proactively to protect the health of the public conversation occurring on the service and will take action on any content that violates the Twitter Rules," according to a statement from Twitter’s Safety team.
"Threats of and calls to violence are against the Twitter Rules, and we are enforcing our policies accordingly," the statement reads. ""In addition, we have been significantly restricting engagement with Tweets labeled under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence. This means these labeled Tweets will not be able to be replied to, Retweeted, or liked.".
In a video message to his supporters, Trump said in particular: "I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side."
He also told his supporters to stop protests: "But you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order."
Pro-Trump protesters in Washington DC stormed on Wednesday the US Capitol and disrupted work of lawmakers, who met to certify the results of the November presidential election for President-elect Joe Biden. Some protesters managed to get inside and all lawmakers were evacuated. During the attack a female protester was reported to sustain a gun wound, while a police officer and several other people were injured.