Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday, Jan 7., that Donald Trump is banned from Facebook indefinitely.
A statement from Zuckerberg reads, “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. 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.”
The news comes as Twitter restored Trump’s account after suspending him for 12 hours when he pleaded with MAGA supporters to leave the U.S. Capitol.
Four protesters were killed during rioting, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 37, who was shot in the face by a DC police officer when she and others forced their way through a locked door inside the Capitol building on Wednesday.
Trump is communicating with his followers via his official accounts on conservative platforms GAB and Parler.
Trump has promised an “orderly transition” of power after President-elect Joe Biden won the majority electoral college vote on January 6, 2021.
The outgoing President, who has repeatedly accused the Democrats of orchestrating a coup against him and stealing the November 2020 election, issued a statement on Thursday.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20,” Trump confirmed.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”