Trump suspended indefinitely from Snapchat
Snapchat suspended President Trump’s account indefinitely on Wednesday after the riots at the Capitol that left four dead and many injured.
“We can confirm that earlier on Wednesday we locked President Trump’s Snapchat account,” a Snapchat spokesperson told The Hill.
The spokesperson said the company is concerned about the rhetoric coming from Trump and the attacks on Democratic institutions.
This isn’t the first time Snapchat has stood against the president; the social media platform took Trump off its Discover feature back in June.
“We are not currently promoting the President’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform. We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” Snapchat said in a June statement back as Black Lives Matter protests were occurring across the country. “Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality and justice in America.”
The only way users were able to find Trump’s account was to subscribe or search for him. Trump’s Snapchat has consistently violated the company’s guidelines against hate speech, incitement or glorification of violence and the spread of misinformation that could cause harm, including conspiracy theories and efforts to undermine elections, a Snapchat spokesperson said.
Snapchat is only one in a line of social media platforms and companies that have banned Trump since the Wednesday riots.
Twitter locked Trump from his account for 12 hours, Facebook has placed an indefinite suspension on his account, and Shopify has removed Trump’s official stores from its platform.
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