Zuckerberg announces Facebook will block President Trump from posting for the remainder of his term

The President of the United States has been effectively de-platformed by the social media giant Facebook.

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On Thursday, January 7, 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post that the company will block President Donald Trump from posting on his account “indefinitely” and “for at least the next two weeks” until after the inauguration. 

In the Facebook post, the Facebook CEO lodges some serious accusations against President Trump.

Zuckerberg accuses President Trump of condoning “rather than” condemning the actions that took place at the Capitol building the day prior. In a video address that Facebook took down, the President condemned the occupancy of the Capitol building and told protestors to “go home” in an attempt to deescalate the situation.

In President Trump’s video address, he also called for “peaceful” protesting and condemned violence.

Trump said, “We have to have peace, we have to have law-and-order,” and “we don’t want anybody hurt.”

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