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Snapchat banned Mr. Trump's account permanently

After Twitter and Facebook, Snapchat has now permanently banned the account of US President Donald Trump.

KEY POINTS:

  • Snapchat had announced an indefinite suspension of the account following the violent unrest at the Capitol last week.
  • After temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts as well as a permanent ban from Twitter, Snap has decided that it will also be making its ban of the President’s Snapchat account permanent.

Yes, you have read correctly. The move has been taken to incite violence in the US Parliament House. Snap announced last week that it was indefinitely locking President Trump’s Snapchat account.

Snapchat gave the Trump campaign a particularly effective platform to target young users who are active on the service. A permanent ban will undoubtedly complicate his future business and political ambitions.

According to the reported report, a Snapchat Spokesperson said ” In the interest of public safety and attempts to spread misinformation, use hate speech and incite violence are in clear violation of our guidelines.

“Keeping this in mind, we have decided to permanently ban Donald Trump’s account.

Google and Apple pulled Parler apps from their shops for digital content shops stating that the right-leaning social network was allowing users to promote violence.

RelatedYouTube temporarily blocks Donald Trump account after Capitol riots, citing potential for violence

Why it happens: Trump’s account in recent months repeatedly broke Snapchat’s rules against misinformation, hate speech, and glorifying or inciting violence, company sources say.

One source tells that the Trump account had attempted to violate policies “dozens of times.” After each incident, Snapchat immediately removed its content before it gained much visibility and sent warnings to its team.

Snapchat leaders felt banning Trump was a matter of broad public safety.

Last week, Snapchat was the first platform to announce it was indefinitely suspending Trump’s account. After that, many other platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook have put temporary restrictions on his account.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey wrote in a tweet Wednesday.

“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here,”

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton on Wednesday said he is demanding that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter explain why Trump is not welcomed on their platforms.

The permanent ban officially goes into effect from January 20. It is the day when President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the US.

Shopify has taken down its campaign store. The company has also issued a ‘strike’ against his account, meaning he cannot upload new videos or Livestream content for at least a week.

Let me tell you that Snapchat is a messaging app that lets users post photos, videos, and messages. Messages appear momentarily before being made inaccessible.

Users can still view the president’s “snaps,” but only if they searched for, or subscribed to, the president’s account, which remained active.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said its block on Mr. Trump’s account would remain in place through the end of the president’s term. The restrictions include use of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Now US President Mr. Trump is completely cut off from the social media in the final days of his presidency. Including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Also read: 6 Best Snapchat Story Games: Questions & Challenges

 

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