Facebook is deleting the name of Donald Trump's alleged whistleblower 2 months ago

Facebook is deleting the name of Donald Trump's alleged whistleblower

The name of Trump's alleged whistleblower was recently shared on social media.

Facebook has said that they will be deleting any mention of the name of the alleged whistleblower who had a major role Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.

The social media giant has said that any mention of the alleged whistleblower's name violates its "coordinating harm policy", which prohibits material that could identify a "witness, informant, or activist".

According to Sky News, Facebook has said it will revisit the decision if the name is widely published in the media or used by prominent figures in debate.

However, Twitter has said that someone's full name is not considered to be private information in the same way as a person's address, contact information or medical records.

Donald Trump's son (also named Donald) is among those who have shared articles which feature the person's name.

Meanwhile, the US President has taken to Twitter to say that "there is no whistleblower", and that it is instead just someone with an "agenda" against him.

The whistleblower's report suggests that Trump officials, including his own personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, met with representatives for the Ukrainian government to discuss a potential investigation of Joe Biden, one of Donald Trump's political rivals.