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Facebook and Instagram Block Trump’s Accounts Indefinitely


What Happened:

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post that they will be banning President Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely.

  • Said Zuckerberg, "We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. 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."

  • Twitter and Facebook both blocked President Trump’s accounts on Wednesday after Pro-Trump protesters illegally invaded the US Capitol Building resulting in multiple injuries, at least 1 death on site and 4 deaths overall.

  • Twitter's initial ban was for 12 hours for “repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.” Twitter said the violations stem from three tweets repeating false claims about the November election and that Trump would have 12 hours to remove the tweets or his account would remain locked. The tweets were removed yesterday and the 12 hours have passed, however, it appears that Trump's account is still not active. Twitter has not given an update yet.

  • Twitter added that future violations of the Civic Integrity policy will result in a permanent suspension of his account.


Photo Source: whitehouse.gov


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