The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on Thursday, banned the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, from using its social networking sites Facebook and Instagram.
This was contained in a statement released on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page on Thursday.
In the statement, Facebook founder noted that the violence that took place at the Capitol, Washington, shows 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.”
While condemning the violence, the statement accused Mr Trump of using his social media platforms to condone the violence, an action it said could incite further violence.
It statement concluded that Facebook Corporation is “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.”
Donald Trump had said he would not concede defeat to President-elect, Joe Biden. He cited an unverified claim of electoral fraud and urged his supporters to join him to reclaim his mandate.
Thousand of Trump supporters thronged the Capitol yesterday to protest the confirmation of the new president.
The protest turned violent on Thursday evening, forcing the Mayor of Washington to call in the National Guards. A woman was reportedly killed during the incident.