President Trump was blocked from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Keep reading to discover how long president Trump's accounts will be blocked.
After the Capitol riots, Twitter decided to block Trump's account for 12 hours. Some minutes later, Facebook announced a 24-hour block too. However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took an unexpected decision that was followed later on by Twitter. Keep reading to discover how long Trump's accounts are going to be blocked.
After originally planning to block President Donald Trump from posting to his Facebook and Instagram account for 24 hours, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the blocks have been extended "indefinitely." On Friday, Twitter permanently suspended Trump's account too.
"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post-Thursday. "Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."
Facebook's actions came too late, says the Real Oversight Board, a Facebook watchdog organization not affiliated with Facebook. "It took a literal insurrection for Facebook to do the right thing," the group said.
Former first lady Michelle Obama also called on social media companies to permanently ban Trump on Thursday. But Obama along with civil rights groups say he needs to be banned for good and condemned Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube for failing to stop the flood of extremist and dangerous content from Trump and his supporters that they say fueled Wednesday's violence.
“Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior –and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection,” Obama said in a statement posted to Twitter Thursday.