US President Donald Trump will not be able to share anything with his Facebook or Instagram account until the end of his term in office. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has just announced this. Zuckerberg says the risk is “simply too great” that Trump will use his social media to incite violence.
“The shocking events of the past 24 hours make it clear that President Donald Trump wants to use the remaining time of his tenure to thwart the peaceful and legal transition to his successor, Joe Biden.” Mark Zuckerberg writes that on Facebook.
The Facebook CEO condemns Trump’s use of his social media to accept the behavior of his supporters. While he should have rejected it. Zuckerberg is of course talking about the storming of the Capitol (the US parliament) yesterday.
“We deleted those messages yesterday because we believe they will only cause more violence. And that was probably the intention ”, it sounds. The goal now is to make the time up to Biden’s inauguration pass peacefully, as it should.
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 January 7, 2021
“In recent years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform, according to our rules. We have sometimes removed or tagged content. That was because those messages went against our policy, ”continues Mark Zuckerberg.
“We did this because we believe the general public has the right to see political messages. Even if they are controversial. But the current context is fundamentally different. He uses our platform to call for violence against a democratically elected government. ”
“Risks too great”
“We believe the risks are simply too great for the president to use our services during this time. That is why we are extending the blocking, which we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram account, indefinitely. ”
It is certainly about the next two weeks. At that time, the transition between current President Donald Trump and his official successor Joe Biden must be completed. Biden will take the oath as president of the United States on January 20.
Not only Facebook did not agree with Donald Trump’s messages. Twitter also took action. The platform first deleted tweets from the US president. This ensures that his account has been blocked for a certain period of time. Since Trump still hasn’t tweeted anything, it seems that period isn’t over yet.