Facebook takes down Trump video: ‘We believe it contributes to…ongoing violence

Facebook has removed a video Trump posted to his Facebook page calling for his supporters who stormed the US Capitol to leave, while repeating unfounded claims of election fraud, an executive at the social media company says.

“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video. We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” tweets Guy Rosen, the VP of integrity.