Facebook, Instagram ban Trump through Biden inauguration

Facebook, Instagram ban Trump through Biden inauguration Photo: WDIO File

BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press
Updated: January 07, 2021 02:38 PM
Created: January 07, 2021 11:29 AM

Facebook and Instagram have shut down President Donald Trump's media accounts for the rest of his presidency.

In a post Thursday morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great, following his incitement of a mob that later touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Zuckerberg says Trump’s account will be locked “for at least the next two weeks” but could remain locked indefinitely.

Twitter on Wednesday also temporarily locked President Donald Trump’s accounts after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the integrity of the election.  

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