The ensuing violence following the invasion led to the death of four persons with several others injured including police personnel.
Mr Zuckerberg in a message posted on his verified Facebook page on Thursday said the platform took the decision to suspend Mr Trump’s account because he was using his page to encourage his supporters to commit violence.
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden, he said
Mr Zuckerberg further said Mr Trump’s decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world, saying
“we removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.”