All The Social Medias Trump Got Banned From


Liz Wilbur, Writer

This past week a lot has happened, and a lot of the social medias have had enough with President Donald Trump. The moves are meant to guard against further efforts to incite violence and come after months of Trump’s relentless and unfounded allegations of voter fraud and his refusal to accept his loss in the 2020 election. So here is a list of all the social medias that Trump has gotten banned from, so far.

First, we have Twitter. As most of you know, Twitter has been the most used social media website for Trump and banning him came as a surprise to many people, including myself, who only got Twitter to follow Trump. According to Washington Post “Twitter said late Monday it purged more than 70,000 accounts affiliated with conspiracy theory QAnon following the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.” On Wednesday, January 6th, Trump was locked out of his account on Twitter for 12 hours during and after the Congress Building was getting raided. Twitter asked for Trump to delete 3 tweets that violated the content policy and then they would return access. 2 days later, and two more incendiary tweets from Trump, and he was officially suspended from Twitter.

Next, we have Facebook and Instagram, who suspended Trump for 24 hours starting Jan. 6 after he posted a video telling the mob that breached the Capitol to go home while also saying “we love you, you’re very special.” The next day the chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced that Trump would be banned indefinitely, at least far as the end of his presidency. Here is what Mark Zuckerberg said in a post after he did the ban: “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”

Now, to much surprise is that the next ban is the Google-owned YouTube, which suspended Trump’s channel for at least a week, late Tuesday January 6th, announcing that it removed a video of his Tuesday morning news conference “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence” that constituted his first strike. The platform also indefinitely disabled comments from his channel.

The next ban is Snapchat. Yes, Snapchat permanently disabled Trump’s account on Jan. 14, citing concerns over the possible spread of hate speech and threats of violence.“In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account,” Snap Inc. spokeswoman Rachel Racusen said in an email to the Washington Post.

Trump also got banned from the viral service TikTok. TikTok is removing content violations and redirecting hashtags like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty to its community guidelines.”Hateful behavior and violence have no place on TikTok. Content or accounts that seek to incite, glorify, or promote violence violate our Community Guidelines and will be removed,” a TikTok spokesperson said.

Pinterest has been limiting hashtags related to pro-Trump topics such as #StopTheSteal since around the November election. A spokesperson said “Pinterest isn’t a place for threats, promotion of violence or hateful content,” a Pinterest spokesperson also said. “Our team is continuing to monitor and remove harmful content, including misinformation and conspiracy theories that may incite violence.” Trump doesn’t have a Pinterest account, and the platform has tried to stay away from political content, but Pinterest hasn’t been able to squelch it completely.

There are a couple other platforms that Trump got banned from: Twitch, Twilo, Okata, Stripe, Amazon Aws, Discord, Apple, Google, Shopify, Reddit, and Liquid Web.