Facebook Blocks Trump’s Accounts ‘Indefinitely’

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mark Zuckerberg said in an announcement

On Thursday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced the company is extending a block on President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts “indefinitely” and at least for the next two weeks until a peaceful transition of power.

“His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the U.S. and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect—and likely their intent—would be to provoke further violence,” Zuckerberg added.

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” he said.

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