Snapchat Permanently Bans US President Donald Trump

The Snapchat social media platform reported on Wednesday, January 13, that it has permanently banned US President Donald Trump from its platform, as voices are being raised to keep him off the Internet.

Trump’s access to social media has been largely cut off after a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC in a deadly attack on January 6, 2021.

Snapchat Operators fear that President Donald Trump may use his account on Snapchat to provoke further controversy in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

"We issued an indistinct suspension of president Trump’s Snapchat account Last week." SnapChat said this in reaction to an AFP inquiry.

“In view protecting people's lives. Because of his attempts to spread false news, hate speech and incite violence, this is a clear violation of our guidelines, so we have decided to permanently deactivate his account on Snapchat.” 

And also, after the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube began to bar him from making use of their platforms.

Google and Apple dragged Parler apps from their shops for digital content shops affirming that the right-leaning social network was permitting users to promote violence.

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Also, Amazon Web Services later dismissed Parler social network from its data-centers, essentially forcing the network offline as a result of lack of hosting services.

"I'm not happy or proud about banning the realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here,” Twitter chief Jack Dorsey wrote this on his tweeter handle on Wednesday.

“We’d took this action after a clear warning. We have decided with the best information based on the risks to physical safety, also on and off Twitter.” 

The actions infuriated ardent defenders of Donald Trump, who was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday was for inciting “insurrection.”

On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was asking Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google why Trump is not welcomed on their platform.

Furtherly, the attorney general maintained that the “seemingly coordinated de-platforming” of Trump “silences those whose speech and political beliefs do not ally with leaders of Big Tech companies.

Paxton issued administrative subpoenas calling on technology companies to share their guidelines and practices concerning content moderation and to ask for information directly from the parler.

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