In the world of social media, the biggest names in the market such as Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, to name a few have taken “much needed” aggressive steps against United States of America President Donald Trump.
His allies in parliament also got sanctions, which created a coup consisting of mob supporters of Trump storming into the White House while the US Congress was certifying that Elected Future President Joe Biden became the United States of America’s 46th president.
These aggressive bans imposed on President Donald Trump and his allies in parliament were reported to protect against any future attempts of inciting violence and chaos in America.
This comes after several months of President Trump’s allegations of voter fraud and the fact of not accepting his loss in the 2020 Presidential election. All social media giants have witnessed a want for censorship and bans upon President Trump & his allies.
Once this was imposed, relief and applauses were present from the majority of citizens who recognized the effort of stopping such violence and chaos caused by propaganda online. Some stated that it was long overdue.
In this article, we will outline which social media & web hosting giants have blocked President Donald Trump and his allies in parliament and how/why they imposed such bans and sanctions.
The first social media company to thoroughly block and ban President Trump was Twitter. Ever since President Trump had won the presidency and came into power, Trump has posted continuously controversial posts that have been regulated or watched closely by Twitter.
Twitter recently had put labels on Trump’s posts, which stated he won the election back in 2020, claiming that the election was rigged by Joe Biden, stating, “This claim about election fraud is being disputed.”
Twitter didn’t put sanctions or limit Trump’s 88 million Twitter followers from seeing the posts or sharing them. Now we go forward to the date 6th of January 2021, where Twitter locked Trump out of his account for a period of 12 hours after the coup attempt at the White House, stating that his account will be blocked unless he deletes the three posts he had done instigating the violence and chaos in the White House.
Then just 2 days after this, Trump decided to post another 2 tweets that instigated more violence and attempted to set another coup, so Twitter took matters into their own hands and banned Trump entirely from his account.
Twitter also banned the account POTUS, which is the account for the presidency, and his TeamTrump account to make sure Trump doesn’t gain access to the platform.
Facebook and Instagram had also banned Trump for 24 hours starting from the date of the coup, the 6th of January 2021 after Trump had posted a video telling the coup mob that “Please go home, we love you, you’re very special” for breaching the White House.
The day after the coup, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook & Facebook companies like Instagram, announced and introduced the ban for Trump’s accounts for an indefinite period, lasting until the presidential transition.
In fact, Facebook had removed more than 100 pages and accounts of their platform along with Instagram, following in Facebook’s footsteps to attempt to stop the spread of misinformation and violence.
The Google-owned company YouTube had also banned the Trumps channel account for at least one week. They announced that they had deleted a video that Trump posted of the violence and breaches of the White House.
YouTube also stated that one strike warning within three months is a ban of 1 week; if you gain three strikes within three months, it will permanently delete the account. YouTube has also deleted any channels violating their terms and conditions regarding the ongoing attacks on the White House and Capitol, respectively.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon had also banned the application Parler from their services, stating that Parler users planned to gather at the White House to initiate the coup before the attack commenced.
It’s believed that the attack was planned online hence Amazon banning/deleting Trump & the attack supporting application Parler from their cloud servers.
Social media messaging giant Snapchat had also had their share of banning Trump from their services permanently. Due to the riot being planned online, Snapchat took measures to stop a further attempt of planning an attack on their services.
The forum & blog post giant Reddit had banned channels like The_Donald and DonaldTrump to stop the spread of possible plans of attacks on the White House.
Reddit has removed any posts and subreddits containing information about Donald Trump entirely from its service. Reddit has come out to state that Trump & his supports have violated the terms and conditions of Reddit.
The e-commerce giant Shopify had removed Trump’s merchandise shop, which he used for his campaigns and his personal brand, from its platform to help stop a trend of violence, stating that Trump had violated their service’s terms and conditions.
Social media giants worldwide have taken a stand against the violence and chaos that President Donald Trump had committed. With virtually no access to any social media platform, Trump has been silenced from all areas of the globe.
With his accounts, social media pages, products, stores, and videos being removed off social media and online streaming services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube, to name a few, has seen a reduction in false news, a reduction in violence, and plans of attacks almost immediately.
The 10 social media and hosting companies have stated the reasoning for their bans and sanctions were due to either malicious violence and harm or because of violation of their terms and conditions.
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