YouTube, Facebook and Twitter all pulled the video, in which Trump told his supporters to go home while also reiterating false claims about the presidential election.
YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have removed a video that President Donald Trump released as his supporters stormed the Capitol building and disrupted the Electoral College vote count.
In the video, posted on social media platforms on Wednesday afternoon, Trump told the rioters to "go home now" while reiterating the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
The New York Times earlier reported that YouTube and Facebook had taken the video down. But the removal from the three major social media platforms didn't stop it from being widely viewed. Twitter, in particular, kept the video up on its platform for more than two hours, allowing it to rack up 13 million views. The social network had affixed a label on the Trump tweet containing the video, that includes the messaging, "This claim of election fraud is disputed." It has also disabled replies, retweets and likes on the tweet "due to a risk of violence."