.css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Donald’s Trump’s message to protesters as they attacked the US Capitol has been taken down by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Trump had called for his supporters to go home, but also reiterated false claims about election fraud.

Facebook said: “We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”

Before the violence, President Trump had told supporters on the National Mall in Washington that the election had been stolen.

Hours later, as the violence mounted inside and outside the US Capitol, he appeared on video and repeated the false claim.

Twitter initially didn’t take down the video, removing the ability to retweet, like and comment on it and another tweet.

Twitter said: “We have been significantly restricting engagement with Tweets labelled under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence”.

Facebook told the BBC: “The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace. We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules.”

Facebook also said it is currently looking for and removing content that incited or supported the storming of Capitol Hill.

YouTube already had a policy to remove fake news about mass election fraud, which it applied to the president.

It’s likely President-elect Joe Biden will look to crack down on conspiracy theories and extremism on social media when he takes office.

A woman shot during clashes has reportedly died – but Congress will reconvene tonight to continue election vote.

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