Snapchat says it will no longer promote Trump’s account

Clay Curtis
June 6, 2020

Former Republican U.S. Sen. and Secretary of Defense William Cohen of ME denounced President Donald Trump's use of the military in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to clear the way for a photo-op, and said current Republican senators are derelict in their duty for not criticizing his leadership.

The social network famous for its amusing face filters and disappearing photos on Wednesday confirmed to The Post that it would no longer promote Trump's content on its "Discover" page, which hosts curated content from prominent accounts. "As for Snapchat, we simply can not promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform".

While Snapchat is happy to blame President Trump - who is working to restore order - for the ongoing violence, it has not said anything about support for the domestic terrorist Antifa movement on its platform.

Snap Inc. stated that Snapchat will no longer promote the United States President Donald Trump's Snapchat account in the app's Discover section.

"We need as many people as possible to understand that at a real level, to think about what four more years with Trump as president, what that would mean, how bad that would be for so many people". He said they would face "vicious dogs" and "ominous weapons" if they breached the White House fence.

Trump has been facing similar stand-offs from other social media platforms as well.

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Snapchat is trying to rig the 2020 election, illegally using their corporate funding to promote Joe Biden and suppress President Trump.

Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, has been criticised for allowing Mr Trump's posts to remain up unaltered and without context.

In the latest stage in a brewing row between the president and Silicon Valley, the company said it was "not now promoting the President's content" on its Discover page, a section of the app which shows content tailored to an individual's interests. "They view you as a deplorable and they do not want you to exist on their platform". "Gutting NEPA takes away one of the few tools communities of color have to protect themselves and make their voices heard on federal decisions impacting them", said Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva, chair of the House natural resources committee. Twitter added a warning label to the tweet, saying it violated the policy against glorifying violence, while Facebook left it up - a decision that has caused a backlash among Facebook employees against CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Snapchat meanwhile, has always been plagued with problems of its own including accusations that it harbors sex trafficking and child pornography.

And, with the a state of disarray, Bradley has hit out at the president for what he sees as a lack of leadership.

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