Outgoing president of the United Staes of America (USA) Donald Trump has been banned from using the services of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter days after a pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol while trying to disrupt Congress’ certification of Joe Biden as the President-Elect.
CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg earlier in the week made the announcement of trump Facebook and Instagram ban via his platform that Donald Trump will be blocked for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.” The company blocked his accounts temporarily on Wednesday following Trump’s posting of content that incited his followers to violence, but now Zuckerberg says the ban is extended “indefinitely,” extending at least until Biden takes over as president.
While following the footstep of fellow tech giant, Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump on Friday 8th of January 2021. The Company initially put a 12-hour ban on Trump’s account for “repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy” before extending the ban to become permanent after the President posted two new tweets that violate its rules, including those around civic integrity or violent threats.
The tech giants have, however, have left other Trump-related accounts like @POTUS untouched but If Trump attempted to circumvent this ban by using a separate account, that account would be permanently suspended “at first detection,” according to Twitter. If a government account, like @POTUS, was used to evade @realDonaldTrump’s ban, Twitter said that it would try to limit the account’s use but would not suspend it unless it was necessary to curb real-world violence.