Facebook is all about controlling the people, especially when it comes to former Potus-45 Donald J. Trump. I’m suspecting the reason for such a heavy suspension is to prevent him from influencing the mid-term elections in 2022. Big-tech, the Internet Gatekeeper, choosing what we can access! 🙁
Donald Trump ripped Facebook – as well as the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg on Friday for its decision to ban him for at least two years. “Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75 [million] people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump said in a statement. “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
In a later statement, the former president hinted at a White House return and said his relationship with Zuckerberg is now spoiled. “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife,” Trump said in a statement shared with The Guardian. “It will be all business!” In my opinion, they’re scared Trump will influence the midterms!
Earlier on Friday, Facebook said it was suspending Trump for a minimum of two years for his role in inciting violence and storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Facebook VP Nick Clegg said Trump’s suspension will lift on Jan. 7, 2023, exactly two years after he was booted off the popular social media platform. But his return is also dependent on good behavior, essentially.
Clegg said Facebook will “look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded” by the time Trump’s suspension is set to be lifted. The company will also evaluate several “external factors,” Clegg said, “including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest,” when making its decision.
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