WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of Wednesday’s mass riots at America’s Capitol, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in a blog post that the social media platform would be banning President Donald Trump from posting on its website.
The decision by the social media giants will certainly leave many questions to be answered. For example: will President Trump still be able to access his Candy Crush account now that he’s been banned from the platform?
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg wrote in the post on his Facebook page. “Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
Facebook’s nixing of President Trump’s accounts follows a shorter ban imposed yesterday by Twitter. While both platforms have recently started cracking down on the spread of misinformation on their sites, this is certainly an unprecedented move that will greatly impact Trump and result in shockwaves throughout D.C.. Politicians such as Senator Joe Manchin (D -WV) were quick to comment on the bans.
Despite the powerful decision by Zuckerberg, it’s still unclear if the disgruntled president is totally banned from logging into his Candy Crush account using his prior Facebook credentials. Millions of Candy Crush users currently access the popular puzzle video game via an app added to their Facebook pages, meaning it’s fair to assume that President Trump’s gameplay will likely be impacted.
It is also completely unknown whether or not any credits he has earned — either through his gameplay or even unlocking certain elements of the game via a paid version — will he still be accessible to him. It’s entirely possible that he will still be able to access the game by creating a new account on his phone, but the prospects of him being able to carry over any prior stats or credits are incredibly bleak.
As of now, Candy Crush creator King has yet to release any statement on their message boards clarifying these details. It appears that only time will tell if the leader of the free world will be able to maintain any level of future Candy Crush gameplay whatsoever.