The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has placed an indefinite ban on Donald Trump’s Account.
This follows the violent demonstration by Pro-Trump at Capitol Wednesday.
Donald Trump had reportedly incited the violent demonstration with his posts on his socialmedia handles.
The posts had been blocked on all platforms and his accounts on Twitter, Snapchat including Facebook were temporarily banned.
Suspecting that 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,” Zuckerberg orders the indefinite ban of his profile.
“We believe 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,” Zuckerberg orders.
Zuckerberg further writes that:
“Trump’s 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. 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,” he adds.