Facebook and Instagram join Twitter in temporarily suspending Donald Trump's accounts
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Facebook and Instagram join Twitter in temporarily suspending Donald Trump's accounts

DONALD TRUMP'S Facebook account has been suspended for 24 hours after he broke a number of in-house rules.

It came just two hours after Twitter decided to lock the President's account for 12 hours last night following a number of posts that were deemed to violate their Civil Integrity policy.

"We've assessed two policy violations against President Trump's page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," a Facebook spokesperson said.

"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."

Mr Trump's Instagram and Snapchat accounts were also temporarily locked out, meaning that all of the President's major social media account were inaccessible for a time.

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YouTube also removed a video Trump's team uploaded which repeated his baseless claims of electoral fraud, due to its policy of barring claims challenging election results.

Both Twitter and Facebook sent warnings to Mr Trump that if he broke their rules again, his account would be permanently removed.

On Wednesday, Trump appeared to publish a series of posts which endorsed the actions of those who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

Four people are believed to have been killed in the protest, including one woman who was shot as she tried to climb through a window inside the Capitol Building.

A #StormTheCapitol hashtag was blocked on Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday evening, according to Facebook.