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Facebook blocks Trump, Zuckerberg calls unrest 'an insurrection’ By Reuters

Facebook blocks Trump, Zuckerberg calls unrest 'an insurrection’ By Reuters
Facebook blocks Trump, Zuckerberg calls unrest 'an insurrection’

President Donald Trump's accounts for at least the next two weeks until the presidential transition is completed and perhaps indefinitely, the most significant sanction of the president by any major social media company.Social media companies have been under pressure to police misinformation about the U.Civil rights groups including Color of Change have called for social media companies to permanently ban Trump from the platforms, where he has repeatedly violated policies.Democratic Senator Mark Warner, incoming chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he was glad social media was cracking down on Trump's false claims but the actions did not go far enough.

Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) and Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP ) also temporarily locked Trump's accounts on Wednesday.Some Facebook employees joined calls for Trump’s accounts to be shut down on Wednesday, according to internal posts seen by Reuters.

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