Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday.

He succeeds President Donald Trump.

What measures are the largest technology companies in the world taking to prevent violence on the day of the inauguration?

In the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, several tech companies took steps to stop the proliferation of violent content on their platforms.

These companies will also take the necessary steps on Wednesday to reduce the risk of violence during the inauguration.

These measures are being taken.


Facebook is banning users from creating events near the White House at the time of the inauguration, the tech giant reported on its website last week.

In this way, the social network hopes to prevent the site from being abused to organize riots, for example.

In addition, Facebook administrators look at all events related to the inauguration.

If doing so violates the rules, they will be removed.

The capabilities of users in the United States who have frequently violated the rules will be further limited during the inauguration.

For example, they may not broadcast live streams or create events.

Trump's Facebook account has been blocked.


Twitter will broadcast the inauguration live on Tuesday, the company reports in a blog.

The social medium has partnered with the US government to make the transition of White House Twitter accounts a success.

This includes the @POTUS account, which belongs to the President of the United States.

The accounts @WhiteHouse, @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec will also be transferred.

Since the storm on the Capitol on January 6, Twitter has also removed more than 70,000 accounts that spread disinformation on behalf of the conspiracy movement QAnon.

The company is taking tougher action, "because misleading and false information surrounding the 2020 presidential election is the basis for violence in the country."

The social medium has permanently blocked Trump's account.

Furthermore, messages that violate company guidelines may no longer be answered.

It is allowed to share messages on your own timeline and to add your own comments.


Trump has been banned by YouTube for another seven days, the company reported Tuesday.

During that period, the outgoing head of state will no longer be able to upload videos or start live streams.

YouTube blocked Trump because of "constant concerns about new violence."

The reaction option under previous videos will also remain disabled for the time being.

YouTube suspended Trump's account a week ago for violating platform rules.

The account would initially be blocked for a week.

The company decided to extend the blockade, preventing Trump from accessing his account during the inauguration.

Google also blocked political ads in the run-up to the inauguration.

Ads referring to Trump's impeachment, Biden's inauguration or the Capitol riots are also prohibited.