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Social media crackdown continues after siege of US Capitol

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LONDON (AP) -- Social media platforms are continuing to crackdown on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy and Facebook is removing posts and content fraudulently claiming that the U.S. election was stolen as social media companies scramble to rein in harmful activity ahead of the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.

Twitter said Tuesday that given the events last week in Washington, D.C., where a mob of pro-Trump loyalists tried to violently storm the Capitol building, it was taking action against online behavior "that has the potential to lead to offline harm."

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