The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has stated that President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram account has been bannedc from posting; till the remainder of his term in office.
The social media outfit’s CEO disclosed this in a blog post on Thursday, adding that Trump’s accounts might be placed on an indefinite ban, due to increased clamour and pressure from advocacy groups and top personalties, following the President’s rhetoric incitement; which has brought about an escalation.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” he stated.
“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.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the huge decision was taken by Facebook and Twitter to lock President Trump’s accounts after citizens and purported Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building to protest the election held recently.
Also, Twitter had stated that Trump’s account will be permanently suspended if he violates in the future.
In his blog post, Zuckerberg had categorically stated that the President’s recent posts were “likely” intended to incite violence rather than stopping it.
“Trump has shown he intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.” He wrote.