The former first lady, 56, urged social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook this week to permanently ban the president and to make sure their platforms would never again be used “to fuel insurrection.”
Trump is said to have gone ‘ballistic’ when he learnt he’d been permanently banned from Twitter[/caption]
“Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms,” Obama wrote in a statement on Thursday.
Obama also urged the big tech companies to install new safeguards “to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection.”
Obama claimed that the day “was the fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can’t handle the truth of his own failures,” referring to Trump.
Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill following a rally in Washington, DC[/caption]
Obama described those who took over the Capitol building as a ‘mob’[/caption]
Trump’s tweets addressed to the mob in which he urged them to go home but said he knows their “pain” and that “these are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away” were removed.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that Trump would be banned from Facebook and Instagram until at least after the election following his failure to “condemn the actions of his supporters.”
The president said on Friday he is considering using other social media companies or even creating his own in the last set of tweets he sent out before Twitter permanently banned both his personal and campaign accounts.
“And tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” the president tweeted from the @Potus account after @realDonaldTrump got banned.
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