Snapchat “permanently” suspends Trump account “in the interest of public safety”

The social network Snapchat announced that it decided suspend “permanently” the account of the President of the United States, 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.

For the sake of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently cancel his account, “said a spokesman 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, said that after last week’s measure they were “evaluating what action in the long term” it was “the best for our community”.

Trump, who on Wednesday became the first US president to be politically prosecuted twice, this time accused of “incitement to 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.

Barrage of cancellations

On Tuesday, YouTube announced that it decided to suspend the channel of Trump, who You will not be able to upload new content for at least 7 days, almost the time that remains 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.”

The last friday, Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account amid “the risk of further incitement to violence”. In that network, the preferred one by the president, Trump had issued more than 55,000 messages during more than eleven years and already had 89 million followers.

Facebook and Instagram blocked likewise, the president’s access to his account at least until the transfer of power is completed on January 20, and Twitch deactivated his profile indefinitely.

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