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Trump Blocked From Facebook, Instagram, Says Mark Zuckerberg

By Kyodo News 8 January 2021

NEW YORK—Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that US President Donald Trump will be blocked from Facebook and Instagram “indefinitely”, following the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters the previous day.

Calling the risk of allowing Trump to use his accounts on the platforms during this period “simply too great”, Zuckerberg said in his statement, “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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