Donald Trump has been accused inciting the recent unruly riots at the Capitol building, leading to becoming the first president to be impeached twice.
Arnold Schwarzenegger shares a video on social media, stating “President Trump sought to overturn the result of an election – and of a fair election. He sought a coup by misleading people with lies.
“My father and our neighbours [in Nazi-occupied Austria during World War Two] were misled also with lies, and I know where such lies head.”
“President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst president ever.
“The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.”
On Friday, Trump was banned for social media platforms permanently after his tweets got censored and a temporary suspension.
A note released by the official Twitter Safety account read “After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.
“Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.”
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”
Mark Zuckerberg also announced a ban on Facebook and Instagram ‘indefinitely’ for Donald Trump.
“Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labelling his posts when they violate our policies,” said Zuckerberg.
Also adds, “We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period 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.”
On 10th January, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that actions of social media companies ‘raises questions about their editorial judgments and the way that they’re regulated’.