Snapchat Stops Promoting Posts From Donald Trump
Snapchat is stepping up to the plate against Donald Trump.
A spokesperson for the company issued a statement this week, stating that they wouldn’t be promoting any posts made by the president.
“We are not currently promoting the President’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform,” the statement read, according to the New York Times. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America.” The decision comes after Snap, Inc. CEO Evan Spiegal issued a memo on Monday.
The memo explained that Trump’s posts would remain on the platform and be accessible to others, however they wouldn’t appear on the Discover tab.
“We simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform,” it read. “Our Discover content platform is a curated platform, where we decide what we promote.”
The company added that the decision came last Saturday when Trump tweeted that protestors would be “greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons.”
Twitter took no action regarding Trump’s tweet, however.
Hm… are you listening, Twitter?