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Facebook Bans President Trump 'Indefinitely', Says 'Risks Too Great'

President Trump has been blocked from both Facebook and Instagram following Wednesday's chain of events surrounding the chaos at the U.S. Capitol.

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 12:37 PM
Updated: Jan 7, 2021 12:47 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that President Trump would be blocked from both Facebook and Instagram "indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks" following Wednesday's chaotic chain of events at the U.S. Capitol, calling Trump's access to the platforms too great of a risk.

Zuckerberg called the events of the last 24 hours "shocking" and a clear demonstration of how President Trump "intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power," citing those as the main reasons for the president's indefinite ban.

Link: Local Lawmakers React to Capitol Hill Protests

President Trump issued a video statement on Twitter Wednesday telling the masses gathered at the U.S. Capitol to 'go home in peace,' though calling the election fraudulent multiple times while doing so.

Twitter later removed Trump's video statement, also barring the president from their platform for a 12-hour period adding that "future violations... will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account."

During Wednesday's events, one woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of apparent medical emergencies.

"Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms," Zuckerberg said Thursday.

The President has remained silent for nearly an entire day.

You can view Zuckerberg's statement on President Trump's ban below.

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