“Last week, we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trumps Snapchat (SNAP) account and has assessed what long-term action is in the interest of our Snapchat community, “said a Snapchat spokesman. For the sake of public safety and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and encourage violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to close his account permanently. “
Social media platforms have struggled to eliminate or limit the reach of inflammatory content and accounts in the wake of the US Capitol riots and before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, with a particular focus on what to do with accounts linked to the president.
Last week, Facebook said it would ban Trump’s account from posting for at least the remainder of his term and perhaps “indefinitely.” Twitter, Trump’s favorite online megaphone, originally locked his account to encourage what became a violent uprising at the U.S. Capitol. He would tweet twice more before Twitter decided it had finally had enough and permanently suspended its account.
YouTube said Tuesday it is suspending Trump’s channel for at least a week and possibly longer after his channel went on strike under the platform’s policies.