The social network Snapchat announced that it decided to « permanently » suspend the account of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, after the assault on the Capitol by his followers
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The social network Snapchat announced this Wednesday that it decided to « permanently » suspend the account of the president of U.S, Donald Trump, days after he announced the indefinite suspension of the profile of the Republican leader after the assault on the Capitol by his followers.
« In the interest of public safety, and based on your attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate your account, » said a spokesperson for the social network quoted by the chain CNN.
The spokesperson for Snap, owner of the social network of images that disappear after a few hours, he said that after last week’s measure they were « evaluating which long-term action » was « the best for our community. »
Trump, who this Wednesday became the first US president to be politically prosecuted on two occasions, this time accused of « inciting insurrection », has faced different measures adopted by the main social networks in response to the violent assault on the Capitol in Washington , in which five people died.
On Tuesday, YouTube announced that it decided to suspend the channel Trump, who will not be able to upload new content for at least 7 days, almost the remaining time of his mandate.
YouTube detailed on its official Twitter account that the decision was made « in light of concerns about the continued potential for violence. »
The measure assumes that the ruler « temporarily cannot upload new content for a * minimum * of 7 days ».
Last Friday, Twitter permanently suspended the account of Trump faced with « the risk of further incitement to violence. » In that network, the one preferred by the ruler, Trump it had posted more than 55,000 messages for more than eleven years and already had 89 million followers.
Facebook and Instagram also blocked the president’s access to his account at least until the handover was completed on January 20, and Twitch deactivated his profile. indefinitely.