Trump Banned from Social Medias


Austin Adams, reporter

Some of the biggest names in tech have taken steps against Donald Trump and his allies that culminated with the mob of his supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol building. These steps included a ban on Donald Trump’s Twitter account as well as bans and suspensions on other social media platforms.
After a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was attempting to certify Joe Biden as the 46th president, some felt it was time to take steps against Trump. These moves were meant to stop any further efforts to incite violence.
Twitter locked Donald Trump out of his account for twelve hours on Wednesday, Jan 6. This happened right after the Capitol assault and they said they would not return access until he deleted three tweets that violated a content policy. Two days later after two incendiary tweets from Trump, Twitter announced a permanent ban on his account. Twitter also suspended POTUS, the official account for the presidency, and the TeamTrump campaign account.
Facebook and Instagram suspended Trump for 24 hours on Jan. 6 after he posted a video telling the mob that he loved them and that they were very special. The next day, executive Mark Zuckerberg announced that Trump would be banned throughout the presidential transition.
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use the remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post. “We believe the risks of allowing president Trump to continue to use our service during this time are too great.
Donald Trump’s accounts have also been temporarily suspended or permanently suspended on many other social media platforms including Youtube, Snapchat, Twitch, and Reddit following what happened on January 6th.