President-elect Biden urges restoring decency after ‘assault’ on democracy; Trump muzzled by Twitter, Facebook amid Capitol violence 




Media  – President-elect Joe Biden called for the restoration of “simple decency” after the pro-Trump mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying Biden’s election victory.


In his remarks, Biden said the nation’s democracy “is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times.” “This is not decent, it’s chaos,” he added.


Biden had planned to deliver remarks on the economy and the coronavirus pandemic in a speech in his native Delaware. But shortly before he was to begin speaking, demonstrators broke into the Capitol. Will Weissert and Darlene Superville report.


Trump-Social Media Suspension: In an unprecedented step, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday temporarily blocked Donald Trump after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the integrity of the election. Twitter, which locked Trump’s account for 12 hours, also threatened him with a permanent ban if he breaks the rules again. Facebook and Instagram blocked Trump from being able to post for 24 hours.


The two platforms, as well as YouTube, had already removed a short video Trump posted in which he urged supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home” — saying he loved them and they were ”very special” — while at the same repeating false attacks about the presidential election. Barbara Ortutay and David Klepper report.

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