Facebook Inc. is taking one of President Donald Trump’s biggest megaphones away, possibly for good.

The social media giant took the unprecedented step Thursday of extending a block on Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts that it had put in place a day earlier, following a similar move by Twitter Inc., after he praised an angry mob of supporters who violently stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify Joe Biden’s election as the next president. “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. The block will last at least until Jan. 20, when Biden is sworn in.

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