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Facebook banned President Donald Trump from his accounts indefinitely on Thursday, one day after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building.

“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate the President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement.

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.

“Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete,” the statement continued.

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter blocked Trump’s accounts following the violence on Wednesday.

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