US President Donald Trump Barred From Using His Facebook And Twitter Account.
Incumbent US President Donald Trump has been barred from posting or commenting on Facebook. He currently has over 32 Million followers has been updating posts on his wall that is believed to trigger violence. This comes after his supporters stormed congress house on Thursday 7th January destroying properties. Facebook boss Marc Zuckerberg speaking on an event earlier stated that Trump continuing to post is a threat. He has been running the "STOP THE STEAL" campaign on social media with his post reaching massive followers. The engagement of his posts has been very high. However, the account will be reactivated after power transition which will happen later this month.
"We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. 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," he said.
source : politico.com
Donald Trump whose twitter account has over 85 Million followers has also been suspended and may face account closure. He is the second most followed person after former US president Barrack Obama. Almost all of his post on Twitter has been flagged and others taken down. According to a statement by Twitter the account has been violating their service policies and terms and hence suspending it for 12 hours.
"Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our civic Integrity or violent threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account," Twitter