President Banned – level 3
The US president, Donald Trump, has been indefinitely banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the three major social media platforms.
The platforms considered Trump to have ’glorified and incited’ violence ahead of the storming of the US Capitol. In a statement, Twitter cited two tweets as the final straws after Trump received a 12-hour ban. Facebook said that claims of voter fraud threatened to weaken the peaceful transition of power to his democratically elected successor, Joe Biden. Facebook’s boss, Mark Zuckerberg, said that the risks of allowing Trump to use the platform were too great.
The US president will no longer have access to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram until after the inauguration of Joe Biden at the earliest. Trump promised a smooth transition; however, he said that he would not attend the inauguration.
Difficult words: glorify (to praise), incite (to encourage), the final straw (the latest problem in a series of problems that makes a situation impossible to accept), inauguration (the formal admission of someone to office).
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