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Facebook has banned President Trump ‘indefinitely’

President Trump will notr be allowed to post on the platform for some time.

In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.
In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post on Thursday that Facebook will ban President Donald Trump from its social media platform after pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

  • The ban will last “indefinitely,” Zuckerberg said.
  • The ban won’t be lifted before Inauguration Day.

“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” said Zuckerberg in a blog post Thursday. “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.”

Facebook’s newsroom Twitter account shared the statement with an additional note:

  • “We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great, so we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks.”

The Facebook decision comes after Twitter said three tweets from Trump have been removed Wednesday. His account “will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”