Snapchat has scrapped all kinds of promotions supporting the posts of President Trump inside Snapchat’s Discover feature.
In its recent statement, the company announced shares were down 2.5 percent. CEO Evan Spiegel commented, “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.”
Spiegel said the company Snap Chat does not promote Trump’s content on their Discover platform.
In response, the Trump campaign accused the app in a statement of “actively engaging in voter suppression.” It added in its statement, “Snapchat hates that so many of their users watch the President’s content and so they are actively engaging in voter suppression.”
Snapchat’s move follows last week’s decision by microblogging website Twitter to start adding content warning labels to some of Trump’s tweets, including one containing inaccurate claims about mail-in votes and another with reference to looting and shooting protestors.
Meanwhile, Facebook has refused to tag or remove the recent incendiary Trump posts about the protests.
It should be noted that different cities in the United States are witnessing violent scenes following the police officer Derek Chauvin ‘s murder of an African-American man named George Floyd.
Floyd’s killing, which was filmed on camera and shows officer Derek Chauvin putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, has led to mass demonstrations across the U.S. that have developed into arson, explosive and property damage in some towns.
Derek Chauvin was slapped with third-degree murder and murder charges. It has fired three other police officers.
Recent World Golf Champion Tiger Woods has also spoken out about George Floyd’s killing.