Social Media Platform Reacting To Trump's Capitol Attack

Trump- supporters protesting at Capitol Ground



After uploading Trump's fierce speech from the “Stop the steal” rally outside the White House, provoking the audience with his harsh and lying comments against Biden. and the electoral system. Facebook and Twitter decided to call a hiatus on his account for a few hours.


Trump agitated the mobs and provoked them to attack the Capitol and interrupt the ceremonial protocol to certify Joe Biden's election victory. 4 died and 52 got arrested from the Capitol ground.


On January 6, 2021, Facebook blocked Trump's official account for '24 hours' and Twitter for '12 hours' for violating users policy by spreading communal hatred and fake rumors. Both the sites warned Trump, repeating the same will lead to the permanent ceasing of the account.


After Biden- Harris victory on November 3, 2020, Trump said the transfer of the power will be orderly but on January 6, 2021, Trump coined Biden “illegitimate” president and said his succession is orchestrated. Trump claimed he was sure about his victory, the votes tampered and the electoral system favored Biden. Trump's lies infuriated the Democrats as well.


On January 7, 2021, Snapchat too confirmed banning him from uploading pictures. Twitter is known to have halted the ban but warned, the future violations may lead to suspension of his account. YouTube also removed the videos of Trump delivering a speech on questioning election results.


Mark Zuckerberg in his Facebook Page clarified, they can't bear the risk of allowing Trump to avail their services. Thus, the authority decided to extend the block on Trump's official Facebook and Instagram accounts for at least two weeks. And expects the chaos to peace out by then.












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