Snapchat Permanently Bans President Trump’s Account
Trump’s deplatorming follows riots last week at the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob incited by the President himself.
Since then, a number of companies have severed ties with the Trump brand, while social platforms have aimed to minimize Trump’s presence on their platforms in his final days as President and beyond.
Social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Twitch, and other internet platforms have issued similar bans.
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On Tuesday, YouTube suspended Trump’s channel for seven days for a video violating its policies prohibiting incitement to violence.
Snap says it made the decision in light of repeated attempted violations of the company’s community guidelines that had been made over the past several months by the President’s account.
A Snapchat spokesperson said;
Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat (SNAP) account, and have been assessing what long term action is in the best interest of our Snapchat community.
In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account.
News of Snapchat’s ban of Trump comes shortly after he became the first American president in US history to be impeached twice, over his involvement in inciting a mob of rioters that stormed the US Capitol on January 6.