Snapchat just became the latest social media company to bar President Donald Trump from posting on its platform
“We can confirm that earlier today we locked President Trump’s Snapchat account,” a Snapchat spokeswoman confirmed in a statement.
TECHCRUNCH: Snapchat locks President Trump’s account
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The account was first locked on Wednesday just before the president’s video urging for people to leave the Capitol grounds.
While almost 2 million people are subscribed to view the president’s content on Snapchat, the company has not announced when the ban will be lifted. Instead, Snapchat said it is “monitoring the situation closely before re-evaluating its decision.”
On Thursday, Facebook announced it would ban Trump from its platforms, including Instagram, citing Wednesday’s tumultuous, destructive events at the Capitol as one of the main reasons for the ban.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too