Tashkent, Jan. 8 -- The decision by Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat to lock President Trump's social media accounts, in reaction to the chaos at the Capitol, is one of the most tense moments between the man, the social media giants, and his supporters, in his four year presidency.

Mark Zuckerberg, in a scathing public statement said a Facebook and Instagram block would last until Trump leaves office at the earliest.

Twitter hid three of Trump's tweets during the incident, which it called the result of a quote, "unprecedented and ongoing violent situation" -- and stated that it would remain locked until he deleted the tweets altogether, which he has reportedly done.

In some of his messages that night, the president called on protests to...