Facebook Bans Donald Trump Indefinitely After Deadly Riots

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY - 19 NOVEMBER 2016: President-elect Donald Trump & Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with potential cabinet members at Trump International


President Donald Trump has been banned from another social media platform.

After having his account temporarily suspended by Twitter following the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Trump’s Twitter account was locked pending the removal of tweets inciting violence.

Now, he has been banned indefinitely by Facebook.

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Trump’s account is being frozen “for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

“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,” Zuckerberg wrote.

“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 U.S. 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.”

He added: “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.”

You can check out some of the wild scenes from the insurrection in Washington, D.C. below.

WATCH: Donald Trump Supporters Breach US Capitol in Wild Scene (VIDEOS)
WATCH: Donald Trump Supporters Breach US Capitol in Wild Scene (VIDEOS)
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