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Trump banned from Facebook, Instagram indefinitely for inciting violence: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook and Instagram have banned US president Donald Trump ‘indefinitely’ due to his efforts to incite the violence in the US capital this week " Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

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On Wednesday a 24-hour ban was announced but now it has been extended because Trump has used the Social media platform to incite violence and rebellion against a democratically elected government.”


Trump was banned from all the major social media platforms for inciting violence, spreading false claims of election fraud, and for inciting the angry mob that stormed the US Capitol Hill.


“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.


The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, 7 January 2021

 

“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.”


Snapchat has also locked Trump out of the photo-sharing platform amid concerns over his dangerous rhetoric.


US Congress has certified the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November 3 election, despite heavy protest from the Trump supporters outside Capitol Hill.


In a joint session, the US House of Representatives and Senate certified the electoral college result and declared President-elect Joe Bidden and Vice President-elect Kamla Harris as winners.


 “To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today – you did not win, ” Vice President Mike Pence, who presided over the session, said as it resumed. “Let’s get back to work,” he said, drawing applause.

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