Facebook has banned President Donald Trump indefinitely for the use of the platform to ‘incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government’.
The Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg said this on Thursday, via his official account, revealing that the initial 24-hour ban which was announced on Wednesday has been extended.“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. His 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”, he began. Read also: US President Donald Trump Concedes Defeat To Joe Biden, Pledges Orderly Transition
“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. Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies”, he added.