“They” are doing whatever they can to silence him.

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg announced Donald Trump is banned from posting on Facebook and Instagram “indefinitely” but certainly for at least the last two weeks of his term as President of the United States.

In a post on his personal Facebook page, Zuckerberg said the “risks of allowing the President” to post on Facebook and Instagram for the remainder of his term “are simply too great.”

Here is the full text of his post:

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.

His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.

Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.

We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. 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.

The power to do WHAT we might ask? The answer to that question can go a few different ways. We shall find out the answers in the weeks to come.

Earlier this week, Twitter required Trump to delete three tweets that the company said violated their rules, and said it would suspend his account from posting for 12 hours after their removal. “If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” Twitter said in a statement. If Trump violated their rules again, his account would be permanently banned.

Whether or not you think Trump himself fomented the breach of the Capitol building, we think it’s important to note this “mostly peaceful” protest was different from the “mostly peaceful” protests that occurred across the country this past year.

No stores were looted or had windows broken.

No cars were set on fire.

No protestors shot or stabbed other protestors (that we know so far).

No celebrities have offered to pay the bail of those arrested.

There has been no widespread looting or vandalism in response to this action.

Embarrassing, yes…but interesting, isn’t it?

 

6 Responses

  1. Flanders

    Censorship of free speech of any American is wrong and unconstitutional, despite the artful way that the leftists have found to “bypass” the constitution by claiming that corporations are not governmental agencies and therefore not subject to the constitution. Any reasonable American considers that a lie.

    Censoring a sitting US President from speaking to the American people is an act of treason. Leftists have declared war on the President and on the American people. The attempted takeover of the US government aided by their own constantly spouted repetitive slanted propaganda is treason.

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    • Tim

      But, nobody is claiming corporations aren’t government agencies… They aren’t…

      By your logic, if you owned a business and I walk in to spout lies, you shouldn’t be able to kick me out?

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      • Joy

        Yes, but when they hold the Monopoly and are using it to control the narrative then they actually doing something illegal. That’s what’s happening here

  2. Tim

    You claim to support freedom and then get butt hurt when they take action on their own platform. He can follow the rules or get off. Sounds pretty simple to me.

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  3. Shane jones

    yep its to bad, time to delete and ban social media i mean demorat media fom our lifes.

    Reply

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