Donald Trump returns to Twitter but still banned on Facebook & Instagram!
Galatta | Jan 08, 2021, 01:05 pm
As of now, apart from the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus, the talk of the world has been the shocking attack on the US Capitol, by the outgoing President Donald Trump's followers! This unprecedented incident has caused quite a furore not just in the USA but across the world. Right from the time the US Presidential election results announced Joe Biden as the winner, his opponent Trump has claimed the results to be false and has been claiming that he did not lose the elections. However, it has since been legally announced that Joe Biden would be assuming office at the White House, as the next President of the White House!
Recently, reports state that Trump had called upon his followers to march on the US Capitol building, to disrupt proceedings of Biden being announced to take over the Presidency legally. The chaos that ensured, resulted in the death of 4 people, with the Police trying to control the mob. Trump had reached out to his followers on social media, including platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Responding to the recent events, Donald Trump's handles on all social media platforms were immediately banned. The tech companies owning these platforms stated that he had violated a number of policies of theirs.
However, Trump has now returned to Twitter after following the company's guidelines that he delete the tweets (3 in number), which violated the platform's policies! Upon returning to Twitter, Donald Trump posted a video, mentioning that he was now focussing on a peaceful transition of power. This video was viewed close to 1.5 million times, within just 15 minutes of it being posted. However, Donald Trump's ban on Facebook and Instgram are set to continue. The owner of these companies - Mark Zuckerberg has stated that the ban would continue for atleast two weeks, till Joe Biden assumes power or could even go on indefinitely. Zuckerbeg has termed that the "risks of allowing him (Trump) to use the platform were simply too great!" Stay tuned for updates...