Snapchat has joined Twitter to permanently ban Donald Trump from its platform following the violent siege of the US Capitol.
“Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account and we have been evaluating what long-term action is best for our Snapchat community,” the company said in a statement.
“In the interest of public safety, and based on your attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate your account.”
Following the attack, the digital giants have taken steps to prevent violent rhetoric from spreading on the Internet through their platforms.
Twitter has permanently banned Trump’s account, while Facebook has suspended his account for at least two weeks. YouTube removed some of the content posted on his channel and suspended his account for seven days.
Ottawa-based Shopify also removed Trump-affiliated stores from its platform, claiming that Trump’s actions were against its policies.