Facebook and Twitter have blocked President Trump’s from posting. The company took these steps just after he supported the stormed Capitol in the US.
President Trump Blocked By Facebook And Twitter
Facebook has banned Trump for 24 hours, while Twitter has moved the ban to 12 hours. Both the companies have also deleted some of the videos and the posts from the president’s account.
Not only Facebook and Twitter, Instagram too has blocked Trump’s id for 24 hours, Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed.
An internal memo got leaked on Twitter, where Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “This is a dark moment in our nation’s history we removed the recent video of President trump’s remarks expressing support for the people causing violence.”
Guy Rosen, VP of Safety and Integrity of Facebook said, “This is an emergency and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video. We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”
We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) January 7, 2021
Soon after this, Twitter to has acted. The platform has deleted three tweets and said: “ they were severe violations against the policies of the company”.
Although, Twitter and Facebook, both are accused to give a platform to President Trump and his supporters, enabling them to communicate, gather together, and to storm the capitol.
In Facebook Video, President Trump is asking the rioters to go home peacefully. But at the same time, he is repeatedly saying that the election is stolen from him. “We had an election that was stolen from us. “It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now.” Trump said.
According to the Indian timeline, at midnight, rioters stormed the parliament. Experts blamed Facebook and Twitter for not taking any fast decisions on this.
Kara Swisher, a tech journalist, wrote in a tweet if the company will not suspend Trump’s id for at least a day, the mob’s attack on congress is also on them.