Zuckerberg locks out Trump indefinitely
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted Thursday morning that President Trump’s 24-hour ban from the social media site has now been extended “indefinitely.”
“Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government. We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
The block applies to both Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Zuckerberg says. although the block is indefinite, it will likely be lifted after President-elect Joe Biden officially takes office within the next two weeks.
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