Snapchat is reportedly set to permanently ban Donald Trump’s account.
On Wednesday, the social media platform announced it will permanently ban his account beginning on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden will officially take office.
The news comes one week after Snapchat locked Trump’s account “indefinitely,” citing concerns over his rhetoric that could potentially incite another riot.
“Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat (SNAP) account, and have been assessing what long term action is in the best interest of our Snapchat community,” a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.
“In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account.”
Donald Trump has entered the history books as the first American president to be impeached twice.
Trump set the record after the House of Representatives impeached him on Wednesday, citing “incitement of insurrection”.
This followed last Wednesday’s invasion of the Capitol Building by his supporters as Congress met to certify the Electoral College votes in the presidential election.
Five people died in connection with the incident, which most Democrats and some Republicans blamed the President for.
The vote to impeach the president sailed through 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans voting against the president.