Snapchat permanently bans U.S. President Donald Trump

The company joins other digital giants that have placed restrictions on Trump

Snapchat has joined Twitter in permanently banning Donald Trump from its platform following the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol.

“Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account, and have been assessing what long term action is in the best interest of our Snapchat community,” the company said in a statement.

“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.”

Following the attack, digital giants have taken measures to prevent violent rhetoric from being spread on the internet through their platforms.

Twitter has banned Trump’s account permanently, while Facebook has suspended his account for a least two weeks. YouTube has removed some of the content posted to his channel and has suspended his account for seven days.

Ottawa-based Shopify has also removed Trump-affiliated stores from its platform, stating that Trump’s actions went against its policies.