Twitter: Permanent ban
Donald Trump has used Twitter like no other president or perhaps world leader. However, Twitter has no permanently banned Trump from its platform.
Why was Trump banned:
“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,” said Twitter in a statement.
Facebook: Banned for at least two weeks
Facebook was one of the first major social network to restrict Trump from posting. Although for now it’s only for two weeks — till Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20 — it remains to see if Facebook extends it.
Why was Trump banned: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post said that, “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
Snapchat: Disabled account
Snapchat started curbing Trump’s influence as early as June when it stopped promoting his account in the “Discover” section of the app. Now, it has disabled Trump’s account but for how long it’s not clear.
Why was Trump banned: For promoting and spreading hate. And also for inciting violence.
Instagram: At least for two weeks
Like Facebook, its photo-sharing app Instagram too has restricted Trump’s ability to post on its platform.
Why was Trump banned: Instagram said it’s too risky to allow Trump to use the platform.
Twitch: Disabled Trump’s account
Not for the first time that Twitch has disabled Trump’s account. In June, it had temporarily banned Trump from its platform and now it has once again blocked the president from using it.
Why was Trump banned: For promoting violence and his incendiary rhetoric. “Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s incendiary rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence,” a Twitch spokesperson was quoted as saying.