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Trump suspended by Twitter, Facebook, Snap in riots wake

Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down how multiple social media apps have suspended Trump's accounts in the wake of D.C. riots.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Let's bring in Dan Howley. You can almost hear Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg singing Billy Joel, "We Didn't Start the Fire." I mean, the social media sites now trying to crack down on President Trump, where do we stand with that? And is it too little too late?

DAN HOWLEY: Yes, so right now, we have the indefinite ban of President Trump's Facebook accounts ongoing. That's with Facebook and Instagram. Amazon actually announced that they are banning the President Trump account on the tWitch platform. And Twitter announced yesterday the 12-hour ban on President Trump's account. Now, Twitter, obviously, is the big one there. That's really where he tends to do a lot of his talking, a lot of the announcements that he makes. And obviously, he had posted that video yesterday after the start of the attack on the capital, basically kind of coddling the rioters. And then those were taken down, as well as on Facebook and YouTube.

So right now, we do know that his accounts are continuing to be suspended. We don't know when Twitter will officially lift that 12-hour ban. But obviously, if they do and when they do, there will be more tweets from President Trump at that point. I think the big thing here now is how or if these companies are held accountable for allowing the spread of this kind of propaganda and information-- misinformation that's really been propagated throughout the last four years.