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January 7, 2021

Twitter BANS Trump & So Does Facebook! This Is A SCARY Precedent!

TheQuartering [1/7/2020]

Yeah, yeah. I get it. Orange Man got owned, but this is on another level.

According to the New York Times:

Facebook on Thursday said it will block President Trump on its platforms at least until the end of his term on Jan. 20, as the mainstream online world moved forcefully to limit the president after years of inaction.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said in a post that the social network decided to cut off Mr. Trump because a rampage by pro-Trump supporters in the nation’s capital a day earlier, which was urged on by the president, showed that he “intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.”

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote. As a result, he said, Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram would extend blocks, first put in place on Wednesday, on Mr. Trump’s ability to post “until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

The move was part of a widening revolt by social media companies against Mr. Trump, who has used the sites throughout his presidency to rile up his supporters and bully his enemies.

Mr. Trump’s online curtailment started with Twitter, which on Wednesday temporarily locked Mr. Trump’s account after he posted several tweets that violated its rules against calling for violence and discrediting the vote. Snap, the maker of Snapchat, also cut off access to Mr. Trump’s Snapchat account. YouTube on Thursday implemented a stricter election fraud misinformation policy to make it easier to suspend the president for posting false election claims. And Twitch, a video streaming platform, also suspended Mr. Trump’s account on Thursday.

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