Social media platforms seem to have had enough of President Trump filling their platforms with hateful content. Both Snapchat and Twitter have recently taken a stance against the president’s ill and misinformative rhetoric. According to a statement reported by NBC News, Snapchat announced it would no longer promote Trump’s content on its Discover section, citing that it will not “amplify voices who incite racial violence.”
“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” Snap spokeswoman Rachel Racusen told The Washington Post. “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.”
Twitter has also taken a stance against Trump’s violence provoking tweets. Recently the social media giant flagged the president’s “when the looting starts the shooting starts” tweet, as it broke the company’s policies on glorified violence.
As Snapchat and Twitter both exercise methods to censor the president, Facebook still lags behind in the fight against racial injustice. Facebook’s unwillingness to check the president has led to the company’s employees virtually walking out to protest Facebook’s ill handling of Trump’s posts. Many employees have taken to their personal social media accounts to make their voices heard by taking paid time off (PTO) in protest.