GOP Officials Talk of Breaking Up Facebook After Trump Ban

GOP Officials Talk of Breaking Up Facebook After Trump Ban

“It is a sad day for America. It’s a sad day for Facebook because I can tell you, a number of members of Congress are now looking at: Do they break up Facebook, do they make sure that they don’t have a monopoly?” Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said on Fox News during “America’s Newsroom.”
“I can tell you,” he said, “that it is two different standards, one for Donald Trump and one for a number of other people that are on their sites.”

Facebook banned Trump “indefinitely” after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, which many have accused him of inciting with claims of a stolen election. During the siege, five people died as hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the federal building, disrupting Congress’ certification of Electoral College votes from the 2020 election.

The tech giant claimed Trump’s communications both on and outside its social media platform violated community guidelines, according to the case detail released by its Oversight Board.

Although the board sided with Facebook and upheld the ban in its decision on Wednesday, It found the company had violated its own rules in making the suspension “indefinite.” It called for a further review in six months.

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One thought on “GOP Officials Talk of Breaking Up Facebook After Trump Ban

  • May 6, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    It is time to take a hard look at companies that deny free speech or try to suppress voices that are not in line with the founders. They are not privately owned companies and have chosen a business model to publish and promote opinions of all kinds, but now have chosen to silence certain opinions, manipulate messaging and promote personal objectives. This is an abuse of power and an abuse of the public trust. This cannot be tolerated.


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