Facebook ‘Indefinitely’ Bans President Donald Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram have banned President Donald Trump from using their social media platforms “indefinitely” — and certainly for at least the next two weeks.

The move comes a day after a rogue mass of Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. At least four people died, including one who was shot inside the Capitol, and dozens of people were arrested in Wednesday’s events.

What are the details?

In a Thursday Facebook post, Zuckerberg wrote, “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.

“His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world,” the Facebook CEO continued. “We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.

“Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms,” the post continued.

As such, Zuckerberg noted that the company has, for the most part, permitted Trump to freely engage in discussion and discourse on social media.

“Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech,” he explained. “But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”

Zuckerberg pointed out that the “risks” of permitting Trump to post on social media at this time are “simply too great.”

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” the post concluded. “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.”

13 thoughts on “Facebook ‘Indefinitely’ Bans President Donald Trump

  1. You have been looking for an excuse to ban President Trump for a long time, now you have your excuse shame on you

  2. This is normal when Communism is tying to take over a country. One person has taken it upon himself as to who will be allowed to speak and who will not. Anyone who disagrees with them will be shut down. Totally against our Constitution “Freedom of Speech ” It’s going to get much worse if you are not supported by the Chinese Communist.

  3. I am extremely disturbed, frightened and sad by the Bias of Mark, @Jack and the rest Against a Duly Elected President. This is like something in the USSR years ago or Communist China Today. Why are they getting away with this. Horrible, I feel like pretty soon they could start marching people like they did in World War II iff to somewhere. Bad.

  4. Communist Nazi Tucker should be beheaded along with his anyone Tucker wife who reached the idiot in to train him as Nazi Gestapo to pay homage to his grandfather HITLER.

  5. They will pay the consequences. Trump can legally declare marshall law, and many want him to, thus stripping them of 1st amendment of free press & taking over. They can be arrested by federal officers for endangerment of the nation. Blocking communication from the president also blocks it to him from defense, elected American & foreign officials, foreign leaders, etc

  6. They will pay the consequences. He can legally declare marshall law, & many want him to, thus take over the business & have them arrested for endangerment of the nation, which is treason. Stopping it from him also stops it to him thus blocking communication to/from defense, congress, diplomats, foreign leaders, etc

  7. They will pay the consequences. He has authority to declare marshall law, & many want him to, thus take over the ‘press’ & have them arrested for endangering the nation by preventing communication to/from the president to/from defense, congress, diplomats, foreign leaders, etc

  8. this little bitch is controlled by the CCP as his wife is a high up in the CCP who controls him and he has to ask to go to take a piss .i hope when trump drop the bombshell all these asshole try to run

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