Snapchat permanently bans Trump following Washington unrest

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Jan, 2021. 12:13 pm

Snapchat, the image-centric social network said it has permanently banned United States US President Donald Trump from the platform following the Capitol hill attack.

According to media reports, the ban came after operators fear that Trump could use his Snapchat account to foment more unrest in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Snapchat said “In the interest 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 terminate his account.”

It may be recalled that social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube barred US President from using their platforms after the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters.

Moreover Twitter chief Jack Dorsey wrote in a tweet today “I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here,”

He added that “After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter.”

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