January 14, 2021 11:24 AM | With information from DPA
15 minutes. Snapchat announced its decision to suspend “permanently” the account of the president of the United States (USA), Donald Trump. He did so “for the sake of public safety” and for his “attempts” to “spread disinformation” and “incite violence”.
“Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account and we have been assessing what long-term measure is in the interest of our community on Snapchat. “This was pointed out by a company spokesperson, according to the US television network CNN.
“For the sake of public safety and as a result of their attempts to spread disinformation, hate speech and incite violence, which are clear violations of our rules, we have made the decision to permanently terminate your account, “he added.
Snapchat’s decision comes a day after YouTube announced the suspension of Trump’s channel for a minimum period of one week. He considered that one of the videos published recently incited violence, without giving more details about it.
YouTube indicated that it will review its decision within a week. He also confirmed the removal of the aforementioned video, amid the actions against Trump’s accounts on social networks after the assault on the Capitol by a group of his followers.
Previously, Facebook had announced that it was suspending Trump’s account “indefinitely.” Twitter canceled it permanently after the events in the Capitol, which resulted in at least 5 deaths, including a police officer.
The assault caused the postponement of the vote in Congress to certify the victory of Joe Biden, something that took place hours later. Trump assured that there would be an “orderly transition”, although he reiterated his complaints about fraud, without presenting evidence.