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Guards at the U.S. capitol try to stop pro-Trump mob from entering a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Credit: Bloomberg
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After Capitol Violence, Some Facebook Employees Call For Ban of Trump

Photo: Guards at the U.S. capitol try to stop pro-Trump mob from entering a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Credit: Bloomberg

Facebook temporarily blocked President Donald Trump from posting on the site after dozens of the company’s employees asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg to suspend or ban his account.

Trump had falsely claimed in a video post on Wednesday that the election was “stolen” and praised rioters who had earlier stormed the U.S. Capitol. For an hour, Facebook did not remove the president’s video or his prior posts encouraging a protest of the election certification, instead choosing to label the video with a link to election results declaring Joe Biden as the president-elect.

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