Facebook Locks Out Trump for the Rest of His Presidency

It's a stunning about-face for a company hesitant to take action against the president

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that President Donald Trump will not have access to his Facebook or Instagram accounts until he is out of office on Jan. 20. The move comes after significant internal and external pressure on social media companies to take decisive action against the president for appearing to incite an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Zuckerberg wrote.




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