Social Media Platforms Ban President


Victoria Sosadias, Writer

Up until last week, President Donald Trump had the power to address millions of his supporters right at his fingertips, that is until his words and actions finally caught up with him.

Multiple social media platforms have begun to ban Trump from using their site as a way of communication, due to multiple counts of hate speech, slandering, and downright fake news.

Twitter initiated the ban due to “the risk of further incitement of violence,” for earlier in the day Trump had made remarks on Twitter encouraging the rioting and looting that took place in Capitol Hill, on January 6th 2021.

“Twitter and other  social media platforms are private companies who are free to determine whose words they publish via their platforms,” stated political science teacher Mr. Moya.

“They have rules that all users must agree to when they open accounts. Trump has repeatedly violated those rules, but Twitter tolerated him because of his position as President. However, once it was determined that he was literally inciting his followers to storm the capital in order to prevent the certification of a legitimate election, he crossed the line and was therefore suspended,” said Moya.

Twitter really led the way on this issue. Following Twitter, a whopping 16 additional social platforms have banned the President’s provided services or just the use of the app all together. The list of platforms are below: