Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts blocked ‘indefinitely’, Zuckerberg says

Facebook & Instagram founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that Donald Trump’s accounts have been suspended “indefinitely”.

Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that he believes the risks of keeping the accounts open are “too great”.

The suspension may be considered when Joe Biden replaces him as president on 20th January.

Zuckerberg decided to suspend the accounts because of the “shocking events” in Washington DC and he “clearly demonstrates” that Trump will “intend to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power”.

Zuckerberg confirmed that the president was using the Facebook & Instagram platform to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government”.

Writing in a statement he said “We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our services are simply too great.

“Therefore 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.”