Facebook official says “no plans” to end Donald Trump’s ban

Facebook has no plans to lift the suspension of outgoing President Donald Trump, the platform’s deputy commander Sheryl Sandberg said on Monday. “Our ban is perpetual. At least we said so during the transition. However, we have no plans to lift it,” said Facebook’s COO in a Reuters report. The social network suspended Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts last week after a crowd of his supporters forcibly entered the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Twitter went further on Friday by deleting Trump’s account and robbing him of his favorite megaphone. Trump has also been hit by suspensions from services like Snapchat and Twitch. “Our guidelines apply to everyone,” said Sandberg, noting that the platform had deleted messages from the president’s son and “other world leaders.” “It shows that even a president is not above our politics.”