Facebook Inc. and Instagram will extend a ban on U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts for at least the next two weeks until the presidential transition is completed, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
Twitter Inc., Facebook, and Snap Inc. temporarily locked Trump’s accounts on Wednesday, as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the U.S. presidential election and hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
“Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
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