WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Social media companies Facebook and Twitter have suspended President Donald Trump’s accounts after the Capitol riot.
- The social media giants argued that Trump might incite more violence as he continuously urged his supporters to contest the election results.
- Celebrities celebrated Trump’s ban on social media.
President Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter and Facebook following his supporters’ US Capitol violence, which caused property damage, injury and even death.
The Wednesday unrest was a failed attempt to interrupt Je Biden’s electoral college certification. It also showed Trump’s rejection of election defeat, which turned the public to blame him for dividing the country.
His administration has called out the security violation as “appalling” and promised an “an orderly transition of power” moving forward. Yet still, celebrities and public figures disputed publicly against Trump’s actions.
On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that Trump’s “decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building” led to his indefinite ban on the social network (and Instagram) “and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
On Friday, Twitter Safety tweeted, “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Chrissy Teigen, whom Trump blocked in 2017 after she tweeted “lol no one likes you,” wrote “AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA….” Tensions between the entrepreneur and the president started in 2011 and last year. She was called by Trump as the “filthy mouthed wife” of John Legend after the singer’s television interview on criminal justice reform.
Other personalities also took to Twitter to express their approval on suspending Trump’s Twitter account.
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House is prepared to impeach the president for the second time if he does not resign and if Vice President Mike Pence would not invoke the 25th Amendment.
On the other hand, the suspension did not sit well with some personalities which include Megyn Kelly and Patricia Arquette.
Source: Yahoo Entertainment