Another social account of Donald Trump has been banned: also Snapchat blocks the profile of the tycoon after Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Donald Trump has been banned also by Snapchat. Exactly one week after the suspension of the account, the social network has confirmed the permanent blocking of his personal profile, thus adding another element to the list of social networks to which the tycoon has been banned.
With the decision by Snapchat, it is now possible to confirm that in the last week all major social platforms have now blocked the profiles of The Donald on a temporary or indefinite basis, preventing or limiting the publication of new content. Only yesterday came the news of the measure taken by YouTube against the personal channel of the tycoon who, at least for the moment, has chosen to apply only a seven-day veto because of the upload of content judged potentially violent or capable of inciting violence among viewers. For another six days, therefore, Trump will not be able to upload new material or interact through the comments, which are currently blocked.
Donald Trump and the ban from Snapchat, what happened?
The first signals from Snapchat had already arrived last June, with the conclusion to remove Trump's account from Discover, a particular area of the platform in which major international publishers publish and promote their stories, effectively sharing them with the millions of users of the social network.
The choice had been confirmed by SnapChat CEO Evan Spiegel through a statement, "We will not amplify voices that incite racial violence and injustice by offering them free promotions on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society, and we stand with all those who seek peace, love, equality and justice in America."
Donald Trump, the list of social media outlets that have banned him
Snapchat and YouTube are just the latest two pawns to hit the mark within a game that began after recent clashes occurred in and around the Capitol grounds in Washington. A few hours after the events, Trump had in fact already been permanently banned from Twitter, immediately followed by Facebook and Instagram.
As if that wasn't enough, other bans also came from Pinterest and TikTok, accompanied by Reddit, the platform that counts millions of users all over the globe and that allows to share and discuss about all kinds of topics, including politics. The list is completed by Twitch and Discord, respectively Amazon's live streaming platform and text and voice chat service, the e-commerce platform Shopify and Stripe, a service for online payments.
Donald Trump, Parler is also dead
The final nail in the coffin of The Donald's social presence was put by Amazon, which in recent days has decreed at least for the moment the end of Parler, the far-right social network particularly appreciated by the supporters of the outgoing president. To the stop related to the hosting on its servers, Apple and Google have added the removal of the app from their virtual stores, thus blocking the possibility to download it even if the social network should succeed in finding a new foothold in the coming days.