Author: MOS Writing Group Naughty(文行)
Trump responded to Facebook after it announced that his ban will last at least two years. He said Facebook made the announcement at this time to undermine his influence on mainstream social media in the 2022 midterm elections.
“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,” the former president 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!”
Last Friday, Facebook issued a statement on the continuation of blocking Donald Trump’s Facebook account effected from January 7th this year, the day after the U.S. congressional protests.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will suspend Donald Trump’s account for two years and officially impose a long-term penalty on the former U.S. president. Earlier, Facebook’s independent oversight board said the company’s indefinite ban on Trump was wrong.
Facebook said in a statement on Friday: “Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols.”
Facebook’s ban on the former president’s account undoubtedly poses a significant problem for President Trump’s influence in mainstream social media in the 2022 midterm elections. This is clearly a politically-motivated move that has nothing to do with “security” or any other potentially legitimate reason.
Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Donald Trump was once again active on Facebook and Instagram. But Facebook quickly clarified those reports. “Nothing about the status of President Trump’s presence on our platform has changed.” Facebook’s Andy Stone Tweeted in response, “He remains indefinitely suspended.”
Following Facebook’s decision to maintain the block in late March, Donald Trump lashed out at the big tech giants, accusing them of colluding to prevent him from talking to them on the American people’s platform.
In late March, following Facebook’s decision to uphold the blocking of Trump’s account, Donald Trump slammed big tech companies and accused them of taking away free speech between him and the U.S. people.
On his now-defunct digital platform, Mr. Trump wrote, “What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country.”
He continued, “Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it! These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”
In the 2020 presidential election, Biden took advantage of Trump’s social media silencing to “squeak out” a victory. Today, social media has become the uncrowned king. By virtue of its convenient access to the public, it seems to have the supreme power to judge right or wrong, good or bad, and even to influence the political future of national leaders.
“Those who fight with the sword will die by the sword.” At the time of the upcoming midterm elections, even if the Democratic Party benefits from social media, they should still have to seriously consider one question: how do you regulate the enormous power of social media? Now social media can help you defeat your opponent. But in the future, they may also become the opponent’s sword and stab you in the heart. In any case, the problem of social media abuse of power is harmful to the country. It is an issue that deserves a lot of thought and consideration for both parties in the United States and the whole world.
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