Facebook and Twitter are not the only social networks to have blocked Donald Trump on their platform. Snap revealed that it also placed a restriction on the outgoing president’s account, preventing him from sharing anything on his app. Rachel Racusen, spokesperson for the company, said Information: “We can confirm that earlier today we locked President Trump’s Snapchat account.” Unlike Facebook and Twitter, which will only lock Trump down for 24 hours and 12 hours, respectively, Racusen said Snap’s restriction will remain in place until the company decides to lift it.
Additionally, Racusen noted that Snap suspended Trump even before posting the video to Facebook and Twitter, in which he declared the election results as “fraudulent” and praised his supporters responsible for the Capitol riots as “very special” people. . The two platforms removed the video before escalating their response with a suspension. Facebook explained that the clip “contributes[d] rather than decrease[d] the risk of continued violence, ”while Twitter said this posed a“ risk of violence ”.