Snapchat said Wednesday that is has stopped promoting President Donald Trump’s content on its “Discover” pages due to recent comments he has made about protesters demonstrating against racial inequality and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Snapchat’s Discover platform highlights content from news organizations, production companies, and public figures.
“Radical Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel would rather promote extreme left riot videos and encourage their users to destroy America than share the positive words of unity, justice, and law and order from our President,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement.
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President Donald Trump walks to St. John's Church from the White House with Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark A. Milley and others, shortly after police used violent tactics to clear the area of protesters.
Snapchat’s response comes after Twitter issued fact checks and warning labels to some of Trump’s tweets that were found to violate the platform’s rules about “glorifying violence.”