US President Donald Trump has officially conceded election for the first time, against his Democrat rival candidate Joe Biden. Though the decision is now final for the new President of America, thousands of Trump fans went to Capitol to contest the decision—resulting to a major riot.
Social media companies, in return, made a decision to ban the President for posting stuff on any social media apps, which could ignite a larger spark on the protest.
Trump Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc.
On early Thursday, Jan. 7, social media giants in the world made a decision to fully ban all accounts of President Trump.
This included Twitter, and Facebook.
It was the companies’ reaction against the infamous Capitol protest of Trump fans on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Allegedly, Trump supporters—and even the President—made the plan to protest in the Capitol, through social media, in order to stop the announcement of the new President of America.
In this case, several famous social media platforms joined the banning of Trump’s accounts, in order to prevent a worst scenario on the said protest.
Here’s the list of all apps that block Trump, the following day of Capitol Protest:
- Youtube (stricter implementation against videos showing alleged US election fraud)
- Shopify (shuts down two memorabilia stores of Trump items)
Trump’s Twitter is now back
After a day of suspension of Trump’s Twitter account, Twitter has now officially returned POTUS access to his account.
In fact, the account has already posted a 2-min, 41 second video of the President wherein he told the public that he would support a “peaceful transition of power” to Biden.
Twitter said that they returned the account since the suspension is no longer active.
Trump’s Facebook, on the other hand
Though Twitter has now returned POTUS access to his account, Facebook, on the other hand, has announced to continue banning the President from posting in his account.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, explains that a lot of repercussions could still happen once they return the account of the President.
“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mr. 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.”
White House calls this ‘ironic’
Other social media apps have not yet released statements on whether they already returned their access to POTUS account, however, White House made a statement saying “it’s incredibly ironic, yet not surprising, that when the President spoke to the country at a critical time Big Tech chose to censor and block him from doing so.”
So far, a lot of Trump fans have expressed their opinion via online, that the restrictions with Trump social media is not a good way to end the term of the President on Jan. 20.