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Snapchat Permanently Terminates President Trump’s Account

Snapchat Permanently Terminates President Trump’s Account

Snapchat has finally decided to make the ban of President Donald Trump's  Snapchat account permanent.

The chat app had last week announced that it was indefinitely locking Trump’s Snapchat account following temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts as well as a permanent ban from Twitter.

Although Trump’s social media preferences as a user are clear, Snapchat gave the Trump campaign a particularly effective platform to target young users who are active on the service. A permanent ban will undoubtedly complicate his future business and political ambitions as he finds himself removed from most mainstream social platforms.

READ MORE: Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump's Account

Trump’s 'de-platorming' follows riots last week at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob emboldened by the President himself. Since then, a number of companies have severed ties with the Trump brand, while social platforms have aimed to minimize Trump’s presence on their platforms in his final days as President and beyond.

Snap says it made the decision in light of repeated attempted violations of the company’s community guidelines that had been made over the past several months by the President’s account.

“Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account, and have been assessing what long term action is in the best interest of our Snapchat community. In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account,” a Snap spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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