Snapchat has supported Twiter against US President Donald Trump. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat, said in a memo to employees that Snapchat will no longer promote accounts in the United States that incite people to racist violence.
He said that Snapchat wants to make it clear that this is not a grey area against racism, violence and injustice, and we will not allow such accounts and content on our platform.
He did not name the US president, but a Snapchat spokesman said in a statement that “we will no longer promote the US president’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform.”
Evan further said that Snapchat cannot promote voices that incite people to racist violence and injustice, these things have no place in our society and we are united with all those who seek peace, love, equality and justice.
However, the company said that Donald Trump’s Snapchat account will remain public and accessible to those who follow or search for it.
The use of SnapChat by the US President for the presidential campaign has increased with the aim of gaining the attention of young voters and the number of their Snapchat followers has tripled in the last 8 months to 1.5 million.
President Donald Trump had warned to shut all social media platforms after Twitter started fact-checking his tweets.
Donald Trump, without detailing comments about his contents, will sign an executive order pertaining to Twitter.
Twitter tagged two of his tweets in which he claimed that more mail-in voting would lead to what he called a ‘Rigged Election’ this November.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, has refused to remove US President’s posts or label fact checks from his platform. Several employees of the company also protested online against his position.
Now SnapChat has become part of the controversy and has supported Twitter. SnapChat is a popular youth app with over 220 million daily active users.