Every Social Media Platform Donald Trump is Banned From Using (So Far)
Per Variety, the forum had about 52,000 members before it was shut down.
In perhaps the boldest move of all, Shopify has removed Trump’s official campaign merchandise from its platform by disabling his online stores, trumpstore.com and shop.donaldjtrump.com. “Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause,” said Shopify on January 7, per CBS News.
Trump was suspended from Snapchat amid the riots on January 6, a spokesperson confirmed to The Hill.
Snapchat previously stopped promoting Trump’s account on its Discover page in June 2020. “We are not currently promoting the president’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform,” a Snap spokesperson told Business Insider at the time. “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.”
Oh, how the tables have turned. Remember when Trump tried to ban TikTok? Well, even though Trump does not have an account of his own, the video platform still found a way to limit his reach. On January 7, TikTok confirmed it would be removing videos of Trump’s speeches believed to have incited violence at the Capitol. Furthermore, it is redirecting hashtags used by rioters like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty to its community guidelines.
However, the company has not specified that it would ban Trump should he try to join the platform.
Of course, this is unlikely given his previous stance and the fact that he joined their competitor, Triller, back in August.
On January 7, Twitch, the Amazon-owned video live-streaming platform made popular by gamers, disabled Trump’s account indefinitely. “In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch. “Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s incendiary rhetoric, we believe this is a necessary step to protect our community and prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence.”
CNN did note that Trump had a “significantly” smaller following on Twitch than Twitter or Facebook.
On January 8, Trump’s Twitter account @realDonaldTrump was suspended indefinitely. He then attempted to tweet from the @POTUS account, but Twitter quickly deleted his messages and suspended the @TrumpTeam account as well.
“As we’ve said, using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules,” a spokesperson for Twitter told People in a statement. “We have taken steps to enforce this with regard to recent Tweets from the @POTUS account. For government accounts, such as @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, we will not suspend those accounts permanently but will take action to limit their use.”
On January 7, YouTube revealed a multi-step plan to stop the dangerous spread of misinformation. “Due to the disturbing events that transpired yesterday, and given that the election results have now been certified, starting today any channels posting new videos with false claims in violation of our policies will now receive a strike,” the company tweeted.
Though channels previously received a warning before they were suspended for violating YouTube’s guidelines, they will now be suspended immediately. If they receive three strikes within a 90-day period, the channel will be permanently removed.
YouTube also claimed they’ve removed “thousands” of videos falsely claiming widespread voter fraud, including “several videos President Trump posted to his channel.”
This page will be updated if/when more companies remove Trump from their platforms.