Capitol Hill invasion: Snapchat Indefinitely Suspends Donald Trump’s Account

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The Snapchat account of Donald Trump was temporarily suspended on Wednesday after the riots at the Capitol that left four dead and many injured.

It would be recalled that Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, halting Congress’s counting of the electoral votes to confirm President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory as the police evacuated lawmakers from the building.

 

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Snapchat has now taken the move to suspend the president indefinitely from their platform.

“We can confirm that earlier on Wednesday we locked President Trump’s Snapchat account,” a spokesperson told The Hill.

The spokesperson said the company is concerned about the rhetoric coming from Trump and the attacks on Democratic institutions.

This isn’t the first time the app has blocked Trump’s account. Back in June, the app blocked his account during the Black Lives Matter protests which was occurring across the country.

“We are not currently promoting the President’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform. We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,”  Snapchat said in a June statement

“Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality and justice in America.”

Snapchat is not the only app that blocked Trump’s account, Twitter locked Trump from his account for 12 hours, Facebook has placed an indefinite suspension on his account, and Shopify has removed Trump’s official stores from its platform.

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