Facebook, Instagram to block Trump’s account for rest of his presidential term

Facebook, Instagram to block Trump’s account for rest of his presidential term

Facebook Inc and Instagram will extend a ban on U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts for at least the next two weeks until the presidential transition is completed, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said.

Facebook, Instagram to block Trump’s account for rest of his presidential term

It is important to note that the storms of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for some lawmakers to remove him from office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20.

The chaotic scenes unfolded after Republican Trump, who refused to commit himself to a peaceful transfer of power, addressed thousands of protesters and reiterated unfounded allegations that the election had been stolen from him.

There are two ways to remove a president from office: the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution and accusation followed by a Senate conviction. In both scenarios, Vice President Mike Pence would take over until Biden’s inauguration.

A source familiar with the effort said here was some preliminary discussions among some cabinet members and Trump allies about the call for the 25th Amendment.

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