Snapchat will no longer show the US President Donald Trump’s account in discover section
Social Media giant Snapchat has now decided that it would no longer feature Donald Trump’s account in the app’s Discover section. The firm said it would “not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice”. The decision follows Mr. Trump saying that “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” would have been used on protesters if they had breached the White House fence. By the time don’t forget to read Apple warns U.S. protestors who looted iPhones from Apple Stores that it will track them
The company said it will longer promote content by Donal Trump on its Discover feed but the users can still access his feed if they subscribe to it or specifically search for his account on the social media platform. Trump’s content on Snapchat will now solely thrive on organic reach and will not get any promotion of sorts.
“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. 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.”
a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement.
Snapchat’s parent company Snap said: “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.”
President Trump has more than one million followers on Snapchat, according to the Bloomberg news agency. It said the app is seen as being a “key battleground” by Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign because it offers a way to reach first-time voters.
Snapchat has taken the move likely to feed into tensions between the White House and social media, which escalated when Twitter added fact-checking tags to some of the President’s tweets last week. However, the company has only stopped promoting the account and won’t be suspended or deleted.
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