List of All Social Media Platform Banned Donald Trump

Souvik Dey Souvik Dey
Jan 10, 2021 9 min read
List of All Social Media Platform Banned Donald Trump

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. The Electoral College confirmed that Joe Biden will be the nation's next president with 279 votes and Donald Trump with 214 votes. Only some days left in the presidency of Donald Trump. But Wednesday's shocking events can be traced to the inception of Trump's candidacy Not only Twitter several other social media platforms banned Donald Trump. Here is the list of social medial platforms that banned Donald Trump.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

1. Facebook
2. Instagram
3. Apple
4. Google
5. Discord
6. Reddit
7. Pinterest
8. Snapchat
9. TikTok
10. Twitch
11. Twitter
12. YouTube
13. Shopify

1. Facebook

Facebook has banned President Donald Trump from the platform "indefinitely" due to his efforts to incite violence at the US Capitol, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

Zuckerberg said a one-day ban imposed on Trump's accounts on Facebook and Instagram was extended because of Trump's "use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government."

The Facebook CEO told that the risks of allowing the President to continue to use service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, they are extending the block and placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete. Facebook CEO also told that the shocking events of the last 24 hours 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 Biden.

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 Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) January 7, 2021

"We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

2. Instagram

Instagram banned Donald Trump from posting on his Facebook accounts for at least the next two weeks until the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden is complete. On Wednesday, Instagram's parent Facebook did remove the video Trump posted addressing the violence without fully condemning it before taking greater action against Trump on Thursday.

3. Apple

On Friday, Apple had warned Parler, which styles itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter or Facebook. Parler, the social-media app popular among Trump loyalists and right-wingers, was removed from the Google Play Store late Friday — with the internet giant alleging Parler failed to remove “egregious content like posts that incite violence.” The app faces a ban from the App Store within 24 hours if it didn’t remove content that “encourages illegal activity.”

Before it was banned from Apple’s App Store, Parler was the No. 1 trending app on Saturday in the U.S. In its response to Apple’s concerns, Parler told the tech company it had been taking violent speech and calls for illegal activity on its app “very seriously for weeks” through a moderation plan put in place “for the time being.” Per Apple’s guidelines, it requires apps to have robust content moderation plans in place.

“Parler has not upheld its commitment to moderate and remove harmful or dangerous content encouraging violence and illegal activity, and is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines,” Apple told the app company in a notice Saturday.

4. Google

In a statement, Google said that “to protect user safety on Google Play, our longstanding policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that removes egregious content like posts that incite violence.” It continued, “We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.”

"We recognize that there can be a reasonable debate about content policies and that it can be difficult for apps to immediately remove all violative content, but for us to distribute an app through Google Play, we do require that apps implement robust moderation for egregious content. In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app's listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues."

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5. Discord

Discord has banned a server called “The Donald,” a pro-Trump community linked to banned subreddit r/The_Donald and TheDonald.win. The ban comes two days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol, encouraged by President Trump, though Discord says that it has no evidence that the server was used to organize the riots.

“We have a zero-tolerance policy against hate and violence of any kind on the platform, or the use of Discord to support or organize around violent extremism,” Discord said. “While there is no evidence of a server called The Donald being used to organize the Jan 6 riots, Discord decided to ban the entire server today due to its overt connection to an online forum used to incite violence, plan an armed insurrection in the United States, and spread harmful misinformation related to 2020 U.S. election fraud.”

6. Reddit

Reddit has banned a forum dedicated to supporting and promoting Donald Trump citing "repeated policy violations in recent days regarding the violence at the US Capitol."

The social news and message board site banned the subreddit group "r/DonaldTrump," a forum whose members glorified and incited Wednesday's Capitol Hill violence. Reddit declined to provide more specifics about why the subreddit was removed but did note that its actions against r/donaldtrump were isolated and no other subreddits were banned today. The subreddit was not related to President Trump in any official capacity.

The r/donaldtrump forum had about 52,000 members before it was shut down. A notice on the page says, “This community was banned due to a violation of Reddit’s rules against inciting violence.”

“Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hate, or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence against groups of people or individuals. In accordance with this, we have been proactively reaching out to moderators to remind them of our policies and to offer support or resources as needed. We have also taken action to ban the community r/donaldtrump given repeated policy violations in recent days regarding the violence at the U.S. Capitol.”

7. Pinterest

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 said. "Our team is continuing to monitor and removing harmful content, including misinformation and conspiracy theories that may incite violence.”

Though Trump does not have a Pinterest account, the image-sharing app has reportedly been limiting pro-Trump related topics since around November.

8. Snapchat

Snapchat blocked President Donald Trump’s account after pro-Trump rioters stormed the United States Capitol. Snapchat confirmed Thursday that it locked Trump out of the photo-sharing platform amid concerns over his dangerous rhetoric. Trump was suspended from Snapchat amid the riots on January 6.

Snapchat previously stopped promoting Trump's account on its Discover page in June 2020. "We are not currently promoting the president's content on Snapchat's Discover platform," "We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America."

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9. TikTok

Trump doesn’t have a TikTok account. But the president’s speeches that helped incite the mob who yesterday stormed the U.S. Capitol will have no home on TikTok’s platform. The company confirmed its content policy around the Capitol riots will see it removing videos of Trump’s speeches to supporters. It will also redirect specific hashtags used by rioters, like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty, to reduce their content’s visibility in the app.

TikTok says that Trump’s speeches, where the president again reiterated claims of a fraudulent election, are being removed because they violate the company’s misinformation policy. That policy defines misinformation as content that is inaccurate or false.

10. Twitch

Twitch has disabled President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely following his encouragement of a pro-Trump mob’s attack of the US Capitol on Wednesday.

“In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel,” a Twitch spokesperson said in a statement. “Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s incendiary rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence.” The company says it will reassess Trump’s account after he leaves office.

11. Twitter

After temporarily blocking his account on the day of the attack, the company pulled the plug permanently on @realDonaldTrump. However, the official account for the President of the United States, @POTUS, remains live. Twitter, finally banned US President Donald Trump’s account on Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” following the US Capitol Hill siege and the unrest that followed.

On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump Tweeted:

“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!”

Shortly thereafter, the President Tweeted:

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

These Tweets violate the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.

Twitter Banned
Twitter Banned

12. YouTube

YouTube has removed several videos that US President Donald Trump has posted on his channel and warned that any channel found to be posting three times within 90 days with false claims on US election results will be permanently removed from the Google-owned video platform.

“Over the last month, we've removed thousands of videos which spread misinformation claiming widespread voter fraud changed the result of the 2020 election, including several videos that President Trump posted on Wednesday to his channel,” Google said in a statement.

“Due to the disturbing events that transpired on Wednesday, and given that the election results have been certified, any channel posting new videos with these false claims in violation of our policies will now receive a strike, a penalty which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming,” it said.

“Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube,” Google said in its statement.

Trump's YouTube channel has 2.68 million subscribers. Following the violence that erupted at the US Capitol after his supporters stormed the building, YouTube has removed most of his videos from the rally he addressed earlier in the day. YouTube believes that those videos alleging widespread fraud in the 2020 elections violated its policies.

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13. Shopify

Shopify has removed Trump's official campaign merchandise from its platform by disabling his online stores, trumpstore.com and shop.donaldjtrump.com. "Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms, or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause. As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump," said Shopify on January 7.

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