Snapchat is permanently banning Trump’s account

Snapchat is permanently banning Trump's account


Snapchat is the latest company to crack down on Trump.

Angela Lang / CNET

Snap, the parent company of the missing-message app Snapchat, said Wednesday that it would permanently ban President Donald Trump’s account “in the interest of public safety” after last week’s deadly riots on Capitol Hill.

“Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account, and are assessing what is in the best interest of our Snapchat community. In the interests of public safety, and based on their efforts to spread misinformation, Hate speeches. Snape said in a statement, inciting violence, which is a clear violation of our guidelines, we have decided to end his account permanently.

The tech firm is the latest company to take a drastic step against Trump, which is under more scrutiny to pursue baseless claims of voter fraud. Five people died as a result of the riots in the US Capitol, with US lawmakers certifying Joe Biden as the next US president. Twitter last week permanently posted tweets after Trump’s ban that violated the site’s rules against glorifying violence. Facebook has locked Trump’s account indefinitely. Google owned YouTube Tuesday said it was suspending Trump’s account for at least a week.

In June, Snapchat stopped promoting Trump’s account on a page of curated content called Discover, because the company did not want to raise “voices inciting racial violence and injustice” after George Floyd’s police assassination. In a statement to The New York Times, Snape said that after the president tweeted that racial judicial protesters outside the White House broke the fence, greeting him with “the most vicious dogs, and the most inauspicious weapons” ” Will be done.

Since then, the president has violated Snapchat’s rules against hate speech, inciting violence and misinformation dozens of times. However, the content was pulled just minutes after posting.

on Wednesday, Like, Who has 2 million followers on Snapchat, was impeached for the second time. As of Wednesday afternoon, his account highlights the video, but according to Snape his entire account will be pulled down. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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