Washington: Microblogging website Facebook on Friday officially suspended former US President Donald Trump’s accounts for two years, active from the date of the initial suspension on January 7, 2021.
The above-mentioned information about the suspension of Trump’s account was shared by Nick Clegg, Facebook’s Vice-President of global affairs, in a blog post.
“We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in Exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr Trump’s accounts. Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols. We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year,” read Clegg’s Facebook post.
In May, the Oversight Board upheld Facebook’s suspension of former US President Trump’s FB and Instagram accounts following his controversial statement about people engaged in violence at the Capitol Hill on January 6.
Speaking about the suspension, Trump said that he will not organise any dinners for social-media tech juggernauts next time.
“Next time, I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”, read the statement of Trump.
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had written in a post at the time that “the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
The US based company has also suspended Trump’s Instagram account, which is also owned by Facebook.
Further more, Twitter has permanently banned Trump from site and there is absolutely no trace of his account on it anymore.
Previously, Trump’s communication platform, a blog called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” was taken down in less than one month after its launch.