Snapchat permanently bans President Donald Trump after Capitol Hill violence

Jan 14 2021 11:11 AM
Snapchat permanently bans President Donald Trump after Capitol Hill violence

Washington: Many social media platforms have imposed ban on US President Donald Trump's account over his role in inciting the Capitol violence. Now, Snapchat has decided to permanently ban the US President.

Snapchat made the decision after the President's account repeatedly violated the company's community guidelines over the past several months. CNN quoted a Snapchat spokesperson as saying, "Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump's Snapchat account, and have been assessing what long term action is in the best interest of our Snapchat community." The spokeperson further added that in the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, the company have made the decision to permanently terminate Trump's account.

Before Snapchat many other social media platforms have banned Trump.  Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have already imposed bans on his personal account on their respective platforms. On January 7, Facebook announced its decision to suspend Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely. On January 12, video-sharing app YouTube said it was barring new content from being posted on President Donald Trump's channel for at least a week over a violation of its policies. Twitter had also banned personal account of Trump from its platform completely.

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