Snapchat to PERMANENTLY ban Donald Trump despite critics slamming social media giants for 'silencing tactics'

SNAPCHAT will permanently ban Donald Trump when he leaves office.

The platform has already locked his account following the Capitol riots.


The social media app also limited his account over the summer following comments he made about BLM protests.

A Snapchat spokesperson said: "In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account."

It comes after his personal accounts were removed from both Twitter and Youtube.

And Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said on January 7 that Trump would be banned from Facebook and Instagram until at least after his term ends following his failure to “condemn the actions of his supporters."

But the President insisted he "will not be silenced".

Trump said he predicted that Twitter would try to silence him and that the company would not exist for long if it were not for Section 230, which protects websites from lawsuits if users post illegal content.

The president said he has been negotiation with "various other sites" and would have a "big announcement soon," and possibly build his own platform.

"We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH," Trump tweeted.

"They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most viscous people in the world are allowed to speak freely."

The president said on Friday he is considering using other social media companies or even creating his own in the last set of tweets he sent out before Twitter permanently banned both his personal and campaign accounts.

And other politicians have come forward to express concern after Mr Trump was foisted off social media.

German leader and long-time Trump critic Angela Merkel feels the ban is "problematic" because free speech should only be interfered with by elected lawmakers, her spokesperson said.

The social media bans follow the mass riots at the Capitol last week, where five people including Trump loyalist Ashli Babbitt and cop Brian Sicknick were killed.

MAGA rioters stormed the Capitol building on January 6 to halt the Electoral College vote certification.

The President has been accused of inciting violence after calling his supports to "fight" for the election, which he claims without evidence was "stolen" from him.

He was also criticizedby members of his own party for failing to react to the MAGA mob, and was reportedly distracted watching live coverage of the violence, which killed six people.

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