This Thursday following the siege of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. it was announced by Facebook that they will be barring President Donald Trump from being allowed to post until further notice. Over the course of prior months Trump has been using his social media accounts to essentially bitch and moan about his loss of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Mark Zuckerberg gave a statement saying that their removal of Trump’s post isn’t enough considering the mob violence that resulted 4 deaths and dozens of arrests taking place yesterday was the result of his words.
Zuckerberg wrote: “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” the Facebook CEO stated. “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.” This past Wednesday, supporters of Trump’s presidency laid siege to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. with the intention of preventing the electoral college votes from being counted, having been described by both experts and lawmakers as “domestic terrorists” via the Washington Post.
Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer had this to say on the subject in a speech: “Those who performed these reprehensible acts cannot be called protesters; no, these were rioters and insurrectionists, goons and thugs, domestic terrorists,” he said. “They do not represent America.”
Twitter also demanded that Trump remove 3 of his Tweets and suspended his account for a total of 12 hours. Twitter’s staff also noted that if misinformation about the 2020 election is continued to be given by Trump, his account will be permanently banned.
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