Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company will extend the ban on US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for at least two weeks until the power transition process is complete.
“The horrific events of the past 24 hours clearly show that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and legal transfer of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” he said in a statement.
He added, “We believe that allowing the president to continue using our services during this period carries very great risks. Therefore, we are extending the ban that we imposed on his (Facebook) and (Instagram) accounts indefinitely and for at least two weeks until the peaceful transfer of power is complete. “.
On Wednesday, Twitter, Facebook and Snap temporarily shut down the accounts of US President Donald Trump, as tech giants scrambled to curb his claims about the presidential election, amid riots in Washington, DC.
For months, Trump and his allies exaggerated allegations of fraud in the presidential election, which led to a demonstration and the storming of Congress on Wednesday.