Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts are blocked “indefinitely,” says Zuckerberg | US news
Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have been suspended “indefinitely,” at least until Joe Biden succeeds him as president on January 20, said Mark Zuckerberg.
The social media boss posted on Facebook condemn the “shocking events” in Washington DC.
He said they are “clearly demonstrating” Mr. Trump “intends to use his remaining term of office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transfer of power”.
Mr Zuckerberg accused the President of “using our platform to instigate violent uprisings against a democratically elected government”.
In a statement, he wrote: “We believe the risk that the president will continue to use our services is simply too great.
“That is why we are extending the block that we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful change of power is complete.”
Twitter The president’s account was suspended for 12 hours after the violence, but he was able to Submit message by a White House employee early Thursday.
Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino wrote on behalf of Trump: “Even if I disagree with the election result and the facts confirm me, there will still be an orderly transition on January 20th.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes are counted. While this marks the end of the greatest first term in the history of the president, it is only the beginning of our fight to make America great again ! “
Both Facebook and Twitter took Mr Trump’s accounts offline after his followers stormed the Capitol Building.
They removed several posts designed to incite violence and others who made false claims about the election results, and praised his supporters for marching to protest his defeat.
The chaos in Washington resulted in the deaths of four people and the arrest of 52 people.