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    Twitter has frozen the account of US President Donald Trump for 12 hours and threatened to permanently block it if Trump did not delete three tweets, which, according to the platform, violated its rules.

    US President Donald Trump has deleted Twitter posts that violated the rules of the platform and led to the suspension of his account, Bloomberg journalist Kurt Wagner said, citing a company spokesman.

    "Trump has indeed deleted the violating tweets, a company spokesperson confirmed. That means the 12-hour suspension is underway," Wagner tweeted.

    In addition to Twitter, Donald Trump has been suspended from Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.

    Earlier, as the US Congress convened to certify the presidential elections results, Trump told his supporters, who gathered for a rally in Washington, DC, that the election was "stolen" from him and them.

    Shortly thereafter, his supporters stormed the US Capitol building, interrupting the Congress meeting, which was supposed to okay the results of the election. Law enforcers used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd, and four people were killed in the protests, according to DC police. In turn, Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to maintain law and order and go home.

    After the breached session, US Congress reconvened and voted to certify Joe Biden’s November election victory.

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