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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Donald Trump won't have access to his Instagram and Facebook accounts until Jan. 20. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin

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.

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.