Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that Facebook has banned President Donald Trump from the platform “indefinitely” because of his attempts to incite violence at US Capitol.
Zuckerberg One day a ban was imposed Of Trump Accounts at Facebook And Instagram Trump has been extended due to “using our platform to incite a violent uprising against a democratically elected government.”
The Facebook CEO said: “The shocking events of the last 24 hours make it clear that President Donald Trump intends to use the remaining time in office to undermine his elected successor to a peaceful and lawful transfer of power. Joe Biden. “
The announcement came the day after the outgoing U.S. leader was locked out of all major social media platforms for making false claims about the legitimacy of the damage to Biden and inciting an angry mob to attack US capital.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue our service during this period are great.” Zuckerberg wrote On his Facebook page.
“Therefore, we are extending the block on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and peacefully for at least two weeks until the transfer of power is complete.”
Trump’s favorite megaphone, Twitter, Blocked him for 12 hours after deleting the rule breaking tweets.
Trump’s messages violated the platform’s rules on civic integrity, and any future violations will “permanently suspend the real Donald Trump account,” Twitter said.
Twitter said on Thursday that it was continuing to assess the situation in real time “including on-field activity and announcements made from Twitter” to determine if further enforcement action was needed, even after the suspension period expired.
“The time has come for Silicon Valley companies to stop initiating this horrible behavior, and go further than they already have by permanently banning this person from their platforms,” said the former First Lady. Michelle Obama Said in a statement released on Twitter.
She called on social media platforms to implement “policies that prevent their leaders from fueling the uprising.”
An activist group that set up the Mac Facebook Supervisory Board lamented that the social network needed a coup to finally ban Trump.
“This week’s coup attempt shows us that Facebook is not appropriate for the police,” he said, adding that the group, which calls itself the Real Facebook Monitoring Board, has nothing to do with the platform.
“This site is a breeding ground for violent terrorism and misinformation. Its algorithm leads people to hate.”
Snapchat Trump confirmed Thursday that he was locked out of a photo-sharing platform amid concerns about his dangerous rhetoric.
Social media announcements came as Trump supporters attacked U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in an unprecedented attack that led to the shooting death of a woman by police, disrupting a festive process in general to confirm Biden’s election victory.
Trump, who addressed the crowd and asked them to march on the Capitol, later released a video on social media in which he repeated the false claim of electoral fraud – “We love you.”
YouTube Has removed the video in line with its policy excluding claims that challenge the election results.
Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who represents Virginia, said it was too late for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to address Trump’s “constant abuse of their platforms to sow dissent and violence.”
“These platforms have been serving as core organizing infrastructure for violent, right-wing groups and militia movements for many years,” said the incoming chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Senator Intelligence.
Critics argue on online platforms over the conduct of violence on social media on Wednesday, with Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO expressing their outrage Jack Dorsey.
“You ‘ve got blood on your hands, ack Jack and Juke,” tweeted Chris Sacka, an early Facebook investor who became one of its toughest critics.
“You ‘ve justified this terror for four years. Inciting violent treason is not free speech. If you work in those organizations, it’s on you too.”
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