The social media platform cited the president’s tweets on Saturday, which threatened to use “the most vicious dogs” and “most ominous weapons” against participants in the George Floyd protests in Washington, D.C. if they entered the White House grounds. Snap said it did not want to “amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice.” (The New York Times)
Talking point: The move comes in response to Trump’s comments on another service—he did not replicate the messages on Snapchat—in contrast to companies that aren’t acting on the threats he’s posted to their own platforms, like Facebook. Snap will not remove the president’s account, which reportedly has over 1.5 million followers. The company was also a relatively early actor on the issue of disinformation, requiring publishers featured on Discover to post only fact-checked and accurate content.