The Borat star has long been pushing for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to stop Trump from posting messages, and it was revealed Thursday, January 7 that action was taken against the outgoing president following the riots in Washington DC.
Zuckerberg said the president used the platforms to “incite a violent insurgency against a democratically elected government.”
He added that Trump will be removed from the site “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete,” without giving a set deadline. Instagram has also announced that it will do the same.
“FINALLY – Facebook suspends Trump indefinitely! Baron Cohen wrote on Twitter.
“The dam is breaking. Every social media company, every online platform, every advertiser has a choice: support Trump and the national terrorists who attacked the Capitol. Or defend democracy. ”
Friday January 8, Twitter followed suit, a delighted Baron Cohen deeming it “the most important moment in the history of social media.”