Facebook extends Trump’s suspension at least until Inauguration Day

The platform took the unprecedented step Thursday morning, locking the president out of his accounts for at least the next two weeks.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post explaining the decision that President Trump had used the social media site to “condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building.”

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” he continued.

The decision to suspend the president for an extended period is a first, but also was made at a convenient time for Facebook right after Democrats secured control of both chambers of Congress.

Facebook’s move puts pressure on Twitter, which initially suspended Trump for 12 hours but has not signaled whether it will put a longer limit in place.