Facebook Suspends Donald Trump’s Account Indefinitely

Harin - Jan 08, 2021


Facebook Suspends Donald Trump’s Account Indefinitely

According to Zuckerberg, the ban on President Trump's Facebook account will not be lifted, at least until the inauguration day of the new president.

In its recent post after the Capitol Building riot, in his blog post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that Facebook would suspend President Donald Trump’s account on the platform “indefinitely.”

According to Zuckerberg, the ban will not be lifted, at least until the inauguration day of the new president. Not only Trump’s Facebook account was banned but also his Instagram account.

Mark Zuckerberg Blog Post
The ban will not be lifted, at least until the inauguration day of the new president.

Facebook’s decision to block Trump’s account is an unprecedented approach to moderating the posts of the president. On Wednesday, when rioters broke into the Parliament House, Facebook removed a video showing Trump’s reaction to the violence. In the video, Trump went on to make false statements about the 2020 election results and told the rioters to “go home” hours after the first intruders broke into the Capitol Building.

Before that, Facebook placed three different labels on the video of the president before deciding to remove it from the platform around one hour after it was uploaded.

Capitol Building Riot
On Wednesday, when rioters broke into the Parliament House, Facebook removed a video showing Trump’s reaction to the violence.

In his statement, Facebook Vice President of Integrity, Guy Rosen called the Capitol Building riot an “emergency situation.” He also stated that the platform deleted President Trump’s video because they believed it could reduce the risk of ongoing violence.

Twitter has also blocked President Trump’s account but hasn’t issued a long-term ban on it. In its post, the company announced that the blocking was in response to his three tweets that have violated the policy of the platform. The 12-hour account lock won’t be removed until Trump deletes those tweets.

Trump Twitter Block
Twitter has also blocked President Trump’s account but hasn’t issued a long-term ban on it.

In addition, Twitch, a live-streaming platform, also announced that it would deactivate President Trump’s account. Following this decision, he won’t be able to stream his speeches to his supporters.

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