President Donald J. Trump is known for his unique style of playing on offense and setting the narrative, and this week he didn’t disappoint his supporters. The news came in on Tuesday that Facebook would be making a big decision on Wednesday about whether they would allow him back on their platform, and just hours later, Trump announced that he was starting his own platform. And the left was not happy.
NPR reported on the Facebook announcement and said:
Facebook’s independent Oversight Board on Wednesday is expected to announce its biggest decision yet: whether to uphold or reverse Facebook’s indefinite ban on former President Donald Trump.
The decision to ban Trump from both Facebook and Instagram, which the company owns, came after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. But it was precipitated by the months that Trump spent on social media both amplifying disinformation and casting doubt on his loss in the presidential election in violation of Facebook’s rules.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time.
“We believe we took the right decision. We think it was entirely justified by the unprecedented circumstances on that day,” the company’s vice president for global affairs and communications, Nick Clegg, later told NPR.
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And yet both Zuckerberg and Clegg have expressed concerns about any one company having so much power over online speech — especially when it comes to whether or not an elected leader can reach the social network’s billions of users — which is why Facebook has asked the board to weigh in.”
It looks like Trump just stopped on Facebook’s sour grapes. That is kind of funny!
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776