- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Facebook on Wednesday evening said it has temporarily blocked President Trump from posting on its platform.

“We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time,” Facebook said in a tweet from its @fbnewsroom account.

Facebook’s decision comes on the heels of similar action by Twitter, which locked Mr. Trump’s account, @realDonaldTrump, on its platform on Wednesday as well. Twitter gave Mr. Trump a 12-hour deadline to delete posts it said violated its policies and threatened the president with “permanent suspension” for additional violations of its policies in the future.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri tweeted Wednesday evening that Instagram would lock Mr. Trump’s account for 24 hours too. Facebook owns Instagram.

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