Trump blocked from using Facebook, Instagram after riots at the U.S. Capitol Hill

Outgoing US President Donald Trump |Photo : File

The outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been banned indefinitely from using Facebook and Instagram in the wake of recent violence by his supporters at the US Capitol Hill, according to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that 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. His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world,” Mark explained in a Facebook post.

Mark noted that Facebook had taken decisive action and removed Trump’s hate speech on Facebook to avoid fueling more violence in the country.

“We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect – – and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.”

“Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.”

He further pointed out that Trump had been allowed to use the platform despite his repeated violations against the rules and regulations governing Facebook.

“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.”

“Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies.

We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”

Breaking: Joe Biden wins US election

President-elect Joe Biden |Photo: File


November 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–Joe Biden secured enough votes in the US electoral college at 11.25am EST on Saturday and will become the next president of the United States.

The Democratic nominee crossed the 270-vote threshold by winning the state of Pennsylvania after a long and drawn-out counting process exacerbated by a large number of mail-in ballots.

It was a dramatic turnaround from early on election night, when Republican incumbent Donald Trump looked likely to sweep the race, taking the swing state of Florida. Mr Trump’s campaign is still set on a series of legal challenges over alleged irregularities in the electoral process in several states.

Mr Biden was also leading Mr Trump in Arizona, Georgia and Nevada, where votes are still being counted, but it was Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes that pushed him over the 270-vote threshold in the electoral college to win the presidency.Reacting to his victory, Mr Biden repeated his promise to work for all Americans.

“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” the president-elect wrote on Twitter.

“The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”

Trump’s Twitter account red-flagged for misinformation and hate speech

AJ showing US election results live on Friday |Photo: AlJazeera

November 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been red-flagged for posting baseless information and misleading content about the US elections as he lags far behind his opponent in the race for the White House.

Trump was accused of violating Twitter’s Civic Integrity Policy, which states that “You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”

The 45th president of the United States blasted three social media giant companies for shielding behind Section 230 that protects them [Google, Facebook and Twitter] from potential lawsuits.

“Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230,” said Donald Trump on Friday.

Under Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act of 1996, it states that there should be a shield for large social media companies from liability for the content posted on their platforms.

Amid allegations of irregularities in the election process, Trump has insisted that legal action be taken to recover stolen votes, a move rejected by Democrats on Thursday.

“I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward,” he claimed.

Observers described the ongoing presidential race as one of the chaotic elections in US history.

President Trump cries foul, accusing Biden of ballot rigging

Latest images fearing President Trump and his opponent Joe Biden |Photo: AP

November 5, 2020 (Thessherald)–US President Donald is crying foul over his opponent, accusing him of ballot rigging as Biden’s chance of winning the ongoing elections has hit an all-time high in major US cities.

On Wednesday, Trump threatened to file a lawsuit against his opponent, Joe Biden, in the Supreme Court over irregularities in the election process.

Currently, Donald Trump continues to slip behind Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden in the race for the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the Presidency.

In recent weeks, Trump has vowed to leave the country if Biden somehow manages to make it to the White House.

“If Biden somehow manages to win this election, you won’t see me again, I’ll simply leave the country,” said Donald Trump on Twitter.

“If Biden somehow manages to win this election, you won’t see me again, I’ll simply leave the country,” said Donald Trump on Twitter.

The Democratic Party nominee, Joe Biden remains optimistic – hoping to secure the top seat soon.

“It is clear that we are winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. I am not here to declare that we have won, but, I am here to report that when the count is finished we believe we will be the winners.”

US condemns attack on humanitarian convoy in South Sudan

Official Emblem of the United States (Photo: US)

Oct 10, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Trump administration has strongly condemned the recent unjustified attack on a convoy of boats belonging to the World Food Program on the Nile River in Lakes State, and called on the relevant authorities to urgently investigate the incident.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the attack on a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian cargo convoy in South Sudan this week. As a result of this attack, an aid worker remains missing and three are injured,” said Morgan Ortagus, US Department Spokesperson

Morgan Ortagus

The United States offers its sympathy to the families of the missing victims, who are feared to have been killed by the attackers.

“We express our sympathy to the family of the missing aid worker and wish the wounded a full and swift recovery. Humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan and throughout the region work under extremely challenging conditions to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable men, women, and children.”

The Department of State urges the South Sudanese government to investigate the matter and hold those responsible responsible.

“This is the second attack on humanitarian cargo vessels in this area in the past two months. We call on the Government of South Sudan to investigate this attack fully and expeditiously and provide the security necessary to ensure the safety of aid workers who are delivering critical life-saving services and assistance.”

“The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan, providing nearly $907 million in humanitarian aid in FY 2020 through UN and NGO partners.”

The US government renews its readiness to support with the people of South Sudan in their quest for a lasting solution to address their challenges.

“We continue to stand with the South Sudanese people to help address their ongoing humanitarian needs and demonstrate the long-term commitment of the U.S. Government and international community to South Sudan’s stability.”

Trump claims his antibody killed Covid-19 instantly

US President Donald J. Trump
US President Donald Trump claims he’s immune to the coronavirus |Photo: Getty Image

October 10, 2020 (Thessherald)–The United States President, Donald J. Trump, has claimed that his strong immune system had killed the virus shortly after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier last week.

“I am feeling much better. The doctors said they’ve never seen a body kill the coronavirus like mine. They said my body was made to kill virus’s,” said Trump on social media. They tested my DNA and they said it wasn’t DNA, it was USA.

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Trump alleged that if his opponent Joe Biden had tested positive for coronavirus, he would have died seven times by now.

“They said if Joe Biden had the virus he would have died several times by now. They said there is no way anyone with a body like mine could lose an election.”

However, despite earlier announcement that the U.S. President is feeling much better, The Trump administration is under criticism from the public for consistently dodging questions on when Trump’s recent negative COVID-19 test was.

Asked when Trump was tested negative last, “I don’t want to go backwards,” replied White House physician Sean Conley in a brief statement to the media.

Breaking: Trump to be transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center

Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump
Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump |Photo: File

Oct 3, 2020 (Thessherald)–President Donald Trump will be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and remain there for several days, according to the White House.

In a statement, the White House said Trump “remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days,” the White House said. “President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.”

Trump has had a fever since Friday morning, a person familiar with the matter said, though the fever remains consistent with the White House’s description of “mild symptoms.”

Earlier in the afternoon, Trump’s physician wrote in a memo he “remains fatigued but in good spirits.”

“He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the President and First Lady in regards to next best steps,” Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley wrote.

He said Trump had been administered a Regeneron polyclonal antibody cocktail and has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.

The memo also said first lady Melania Trump remains well with only a mild cough and headache, and the remainder of the first family is well and have tested negative.

The President disclosed in the early morning hours on Friday that he and the first lady had tested positive for coronavirus.

People who spoke to him on Friday morning described him in high spirits, and said he was inquiring about business of the day.


Originally published by CNN: https://cnn.it/30vVPSF