Social media accounts of Donald Trump have been blocked due to his posts that allegedly incited violence.
Donald Trump is in the news again due to his posts that allegedly caused violence at the US Capitol. Following which, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that he is banning Donald Trump indefinitely on the platforms. His decision came following the post by Trump that allegedly encouraged his followers to create violence. Zuckerberg said the ban is indefinite and will be extending at least until Biden takes over as president. “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg wrote. “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.”
Zuckerberg acknowledged that Donald Trump’s past posts also violated the policies. But they only deleted his posts without banning his account. He says that has now changed, due to “use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.” “The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Zuckerberg said in his Facebook post.
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However, Twitter unlocked Donald Trump’s Twitter account, which has 88 million followers, after he removed three rule-breaking tweets. Trump’s first tweet after the incident was a video acknowledging Joe Biden would be the next US President.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the ban is justified?