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Snap To Stop Promoting Trump’s Account, Says It Promotes Racial Violence

Mumbai: Snap will no longer promote Donald Trump’s account due to racial violence. Thus his account will no longer be displayed in the Discover section on Snapchat.

The decision comes after Trump’s statement that said “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” would have been used on protesters if they had breached the White House fence.

 “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”, says the parent company, Snap.

Earlier, Twitter had announced to hide some of the tweets from Donald Trump. This escalating tensions between Trump and social media will further put pressure on Facebook. 

Evan Spiegel, Snap’s Chief Executive on Monday sent a memo to the staff detailing the protest that took place in the US.

“Every minute we are silent in the face of evil and wrongdoing we are acting in support of evildoers,” Mr. Spiegel wrote.

“As for Snapchat, we simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform.”

“Our Discover content platform is a curated platform, where we decide what we promote,” he added.

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