With lots of controversial words from American President Donald Trump, social media owners have decided to place his account on vigilant notice for his words.
Snapchat has joined the debate as the company sides Twitter to avoid promoting the controversial statement made by Donald Trump concerning the riot of the murder of George Floyd.
Chief Executive officer of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel has made this know in his memo to his employees over the weekend, with the memo published on the company’s blog a lot of people have know their take on the issue at hand. He said
“we simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform.” He added that the Discover page on Snapchat is a curated page where the company chooses what to promote, and “we will make it clear with our actions that there is no grey area when it comes to racism, violence, and injustice – and we will not promote it, nor those who support it, on our platform.”
Although he didn’t mention Trump directly, he meant “the leadership of our great country”. With President Trump’s verified account still active, it is apparent that he has not been kicked out but it more likely that his account will not appear on Snapchat Discover section. This means that anyone who wants to see Donald Trump has to search and subscribe to be able to see his content. It is apparent that these Social Media heads intends fighting the increasingly divisive tweets about the riots in the wake of the death of African-American George Floyd.
Twitter placed fact-checks in Trumps tweets which resulted in hiding a tweet about the current situation in America. This is the original tweet: