Facebook will block Trump from posting at least for the remainder of his term
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • 3 weeks ago • 95 comments
By: Annie Palmer
Trump has actually advocating committing acts of violent insurrection. So yes-- I would call that a great risk...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the company would block President Donald Trump from posting to his Facebook and Instagram accounts for an indefinite amount of time and at least until President-elect Joe Biden assumes the Oval Office.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page. “Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
The suspension represents Facebook’s most aggressive action yet against Trump during his four-year term.
Calls had been mounting for Twitter and other social media platforms to shut down the president’s account or take other extreme action. Facebook, Twitter, Snap and Google’s YouTube began taking steps on Wednesday to limit Trump’s posts on their platforms after he continued to make false claims about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Facebook on Wednesday had said it would lock Trump’s account for 24 hours, preventing him from posting on the service. Facebook-owned Instagram also locked the president’s account on the service.