Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., praised Facebook’s indefinite ban of former President Trump that was upheld Wednesday.
“There’s no Constitutional protection for using social media to incite an insurrection,” Schiff wrote on Twitter. “Trump is willing to do anything for himself no matter the danger to our country. His big lies have cost America dearly. And until he stops, Facebook must ban him. Which is to say, forever.”
Omar, meanwhile, reacted to the news by merely posting laughing emojis.
Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld Trump’s ban from Facebook and Instagram but said it was “not appropriate” to impose the “indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
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The board gave Facebook six months to review the “arbitrary” indefinite ban, saying in a tweet that the company “violated its own rules.”
Trump hit back against Facebook on Wednesday.
“What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump said in a statement after the decision, which he also posted to his new communications platform, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” “Free Speech has been taken away from the Pr
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