US Lawmakers formally certifies Joe Biden's election win

US Lawmakers formally certifies Joe Biden's election win

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WASHINGTON: US Congress on Thursday formally certified Joe Biden

Republican Vice President Mike Pence certified the Electoral College count of 306 electors in favor of the Democrat against 232 in favor of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump.

The tally followed a joint session of the House and Senate that was interrupted by supporters of the president who stormed the US Capitol, bringing violence and mayhem to the seat of government.

Meanwhile, Twitter removed three of the recent tweets from President Donald Trump and suspended his Twitter handle for 12 hours on Wednesday.

This came after the POTUS tried to push conspiracy theory regarding the election after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

In that controversial video, Trump could be seen extending love towards the mob, instead of condemning their act.

“So go home, we love you, you’re very special, you’ve seen what happens, you’ve seen the way others are treated that are so bad, so evil. I know how you feel.” Trump stated in that video.

“But go home and go home in peace,” he added further.

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Before removing it, Twitter flagged Trump’s video message as: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

Facebook and YouTube also removed the video from Trump’s account.

“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video.” Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen took Twitter to write.

Facebook also said that they would suspend Trump’s account for 24 hours from posting due to policy violation.

Earlier, the president urged protesters to “stay peaceful” on Twitter.

The president spoke earlier in the day in Washington, D.C., to his supporters, who later marched to the Capitol and pressurised Vice President Mike Pence to act to decertify the results of the election and send them back to the states for recertification.

This is Donald Trump’s personal account that got suspended, which he uses frequently. Meanwhile, his official account will remain active.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his social media to also show distress over the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning.

He wrote, “Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.”

Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 08, 2021