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Facebook bans Trump ‘indefinitely’

Update on January 8: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the platform is banning Donald Trump's account "indefinitely", since the "risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great”. “Therefore, 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.” This marks one of the most stringent penalties meted out to Trump by any social media company over the course of his tenure as President. https://twitter.com/fbnewsroom/status/1347211647245578241 Earlier on January 7: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s account, after the outbound US President posted content in support of the mob that he incited to attack the US Capitol on Wednesday. Twitter has locked his account for 12 hours, whereas the suspension on Facebook and Instagram will last for 24 hours. Snapchat has also reportedly blocked Trump's account. Trump had posted a video on Facebook and Twitter hours after the attack, where he told the rioters “we love you”, that they were “very special”, called results of the US elections “fraudulent”, and said that the election was “stolen away from us”. He ended the video by asking the rioters to “go home and go home at peace”.  Twitter initially blocked the ability to like comment or retweet the video, but soon removed the video altogether. Twitter also required the removal of three of Trump’s tweets that were “repeated and…

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