Former President Trump lashed out at Facebook over its decision Friday to suspend his account until 2023, calling it an”insult.”
Former President Trump lashed out at Facebook over its decision Friday to suspend his account until 2023, calling it an”insult”
“They shouldn’t be permitted to get away with this censoring and silencing, and finally, we will win. Our Nation can’t tolerate this abuse anymore!” Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC.
The former president blasted the tech giant’s move whilst repeating his false claims that the 2020 election was”rigged,” asserts that social media platforms have repeatedly condemned.
“Facebook’s ruling is a insult to the record-setting 75M people, and many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump said.
Facebook declared Friday that Trump will be suspended for two years, until Jan. 7, 2023, and will be subject to a different review to evaluate the”risk to public security.”
“Obviously this penalty only applies to our solutions – Mr. Trump is and will remain free to express himself publicly via other ways,” Facebook said.
Trump was kicked off Facebook and other social networking platforms following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, where a swarm of his assistants violated the Capitol in an attempt to block Congress from certifying President Biden’s inaugural win.
“We know that any penalty we apply – or opt not to employ – will probably be contentious,” Facebook’s Nick Clegg said Friday. “We know today’s decision is going to be criticized by many people on opposing sides of the political divide – but our job is to make a determination as proportionate, fair and transparent a manner as possible, in keeping with the instruction given to us by the Oversight Board.”
The former president began a site to share announcements and communicate with his fans after being prohibited by several social networking platforms, even though the page was recently shut down.