After the attack at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all placed the President’s social media accounts on temporary hold. As of this afternoon, President Trump once again has access to his Twitter feed. Facebook says that it will keep his accounts suspended until his term has ended.
The temporary bans, according to tech execs, were to prevent the President from issuing further calls to arms to his adherents.
But the decision left many Americans wondering: Why did it take so long?
Even before his victory in 2016, the President has wielded his Twitter feed as his mightiest weapon and a direct line of communication to his followers — sometimes to disastrous effect.
For more on the President’s social media ban, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Dr. Kathleen Bartzen Culver, James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics and Director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at UW-Madison
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