Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Snapchat said on Wednesday it had permanently banned US President Donald Trump from its platform.
A Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement: “Last week we announced the indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account, and assessed the long-term measure that is in the interest of the Snapchat community. In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation and rhetoric. Hate and incitement to violence, which are clear violations of our instructions, we have taken a decision to permanently close his account. “
Social media platforms are working to remove or limit seditious content and accounts in the wake of riots in the US Congress, and ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, with a special focus on what to do about the accounts linked to the president.
Last week, Facebook said it would prevent Trump’s account from posting for at least the remainder of his term in office, and possibly “indefinitely.”
Twitter, Trump’s favorite online platform, also shut down his account at first for inciting the violent insurgency on the US Capitol Building. Trump tweeted two more times before Twitter decided to permanently suspend his account.
Likewise, YouTube, which said on Tuesday it would suspend Trump’s channel for at least a week, and possibly longer, after its channel was banned under the platform’s policies.