American writer Mark Twain has once said, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities."
Well, It would have been hard to imagine that the most powerful person on the planet could be banned by some private companies, but this has actually become a reality for U.S. President Donald Trump.
President Trump is banned from speaking, at least from major social media platforms, ever since the violence on Capitol Hill that left 5 people dead.
"In addition to the indefinite suspension of President Trump’s account that we announced on January 7, we’re keeping our pause in place on all ads in the US about politics or elections," Facebook’s VP of integrity Guy Rose said, in a statement. "This means that we aren’t allowing any ads from politicians, including President Trump."
Let's take a look at some of the companies that have booted out President Trump from their platforms.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said.
On Jan. 7, Facebook (FB) - Get Report banned Trump from using both Facebook and Instagram until “the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," Facebook CEO Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. "Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."
On Jan. 8, Google-owned YouTube (GOOGL) - Get Report removed several videos posted by Trump which contained fraudulent claims about the 2020 Presidential election. The President's account was suspended for at least 7 days beginning Jan. 13 for violating YouTube's policy "for inciting violence," the company said.
On Jan. 6, Reddit, a popular social news platform, also banned the pro-Trump subreddit group - r/donaldtrump.
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