By RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
EMILY GOODIN SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 00:14 EDT, 3 April 2021
UPDATED: 00:36 EDT, 3 April 2021
Facebook has confirmed it pulled the social media accounts of Noah Green, the 25-year-old suspect who mowed down two Capitol cops, killing one, before being shot dead at the US Capitol.
The social media giant said in a statement to CNN it had suspended Green’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram under its policy around dangerous individuals and organization, in the wake of Friday afternoon’s deadly attack.
‘After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones,’ a spokesperson said.
‘We have designated the incident under our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, which means we have removed the suspect’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports, or represents the attack or the suspect.
‘We are in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.’
Facebook often removes the accounts of suspects in high-profile killings or terrorist incidents. DailyMail.com has reached out to Facebook for comment.
Authorities are yet to officially confirm Green as the suspect, after NBC and the New York Post first identified him, citing law enforcement sources.
Green’s Facebook page, which was viewed by DailyMail.com before its removal, described the 25-year-old Christopher Newport University graduate as a ‘Follower of Farrakhan’ and included several posts heaping praise on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for saving him.
Posts on Green’s Instagram page, seen by CNN, spoke of conspiracies that the FBI and CIA were poisoning him, subjecting him to unauthorized operations and targeting him with ‘mind control’.
In one post – just two hours before the attack – Green called the federal government the ‘#1 enemy of Black people’. More Information Here!!