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Snapchat Stops Promoting Trump’s Account

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has announced that it will no longer promote US President Donald Trump’s account on the Discover tab for inciting violence.

“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” Snap said in a statement obtained by USA Today. “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.”

 

The app’s Discover tab typically features stories from popular accounts, some of which is moderated by Snapchat.

Trump’s Snapchat account will still remain on the platform, and it remains available to the public and users that follow the account.

Snap CEO Evan Speigel sent a message to employees stating that Snapchat “simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform.”

This follows Twitter’s move to fact-check Trump’s tweets. Trump responded to the fact-check label with an executive order aimed at preventing online censorship by social media platforms.

Facebook, however, has taken a different stance, with Zuckerberg stating it is not social media platforms’ place to censor content.

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