Deprived of (some) social networks. Facebook and Instagram accounts of outgoing US President Donald Trump blocked for “at least the next two weeks”, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday, January 7, the day after the violence on Capitol Hill.
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“We believe that allowing the president to continue to use our services during this period poses too great a risk”, said Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook account, after a temporary suspension announced Wednesday evening. “Therefore, we are extending the blocking of his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks, until the peaceful transition of power is completed.ée “, he specified.
BREAKING: Zuckerberg says Facebook and Instagram are blocking President Trump from using their services indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/JHxZvmjqiu
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For its part, Twitter also blocked the @realDonaldTrump account for twelve hours and threatened it with permanent suspension, unprecedented measures.