Mark Zuckerberg bannar Trump från Facebook och Instagram

publicerad 7 januari 2021
- av NewsVoice
President Donald Trump, 30 maj 2020. Foto: NASA, Bill Ingalls. Licens: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0,

MEDIA. Facebook och dess dotterbolag Instagram kommer att fortsätta blockera Donald Trumps innehåll tills efter att Joe Biden är förankrad i Vita Huset, säger Mark Zuckerberg, med hänvisning till onsdagens upplopp vid Capitol Hill.

Mark Zuckerberg förklarar att ”riskerna med att låta presidenten fortsätta att använda vår tjänst” under införandet av Bidens invigning är ”helt enkelt för stora”. Zuckerberg uppger att presidentens konton kommer att förbli låsta för ”åtminstone de kommande två veckorna”.

Zuckerberg sa att Trump har för avsikt att "använda sin återstående tid i ämbetet för att undergräva den fredliga och lagliga maktövergången" till Biden och hävdar att presidenten medvetet utnyttjade Facebook för att "uppmuntra till våldsamt uppror mot en demokratiskt vald regering".

Mark Zuckerberg 7 januari 2021:

"The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.


His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect -- and likely their intent -- would be to provoke further violence.

Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.


Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.


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."

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