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Washington/Canadian-Media: Facebook and Instagram accounts of outgoing US President Donald Trump have been banned for at least two weeks after his supporters stormed into the Capitol building and created chaos over his defeat in the polls, US media reports said.
Donald Trump. Image credit: Facebook page
"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 Bide," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted in his Facebook account.
"Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms," said the social media giant's CEO.
Zuckerberg said the company believes that it would be risky to let Trump use the platform during his remaining period of time at the office.
Even Facebook also claimed to have removed his controversial posts from time to time when they have violated the social media giant's policies.
At least four people died and more than 50 people have been detained in the course of violent protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday, claimed police.
Hours after the mob violence at the Capitol, the US Congress formally certified Joe Biden as the next President, giving a final blow to Trump.