Donald Trump will not be able to publish his messages on Facebook and Instagram until at least 2023, according to a decision announced by the company. The measure has been in effect since the disturbances in the Capitol on January 6. From Facebook they said that she was motivated by fear that her comments would generate more violence.
No Facebook for Donald Trump
Anyway, it may still end up being definitive. After that period, the company "It will seek experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has decreased."
Former British Government Member and current Vice President of Say the Noble, Sorry, Global Affairs, Facebook, Nick Clegg, stated
We know that any sanction we apply, or decide not to apply, will be controversial. There are many people who believe that it was inappropriate for a private company like Facebook to suspend an outgoing president from its platform, and many others who believe that Mr. Trump should have been immediately banned for life
Clegg said that after two years Facebook will examine different factors such as violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other indicators of civil unrest to determine whether Trump will be able to post again on Facebook and Instagram.
In any case, if they let Trump return, it will be a kind of probation. Even there will be a strict set of successive sanctions that will be applied If former President Trump commits more "violations" in the future, these could lead to permanent deletion of pages and accounts.
In a statement published by Trump, the former president stated that Facebook's decision was an insult to the people who voted for him in the 2020 presidential elections;
They must not be allowed to get away with this censorship and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our country cannot take this abuse anymore!
From the side of the Democratic Party, the one in charge of giving her opinion was the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki. The official told reporters that each technology platform has the responsibility to combat misinformation and misinformation.
We learned a lot from the… former president over the past two years about his behavior and how he uses these platforms. It seems quite unlikely that the zebra is going to change its stripes in the next two years
Facebook is making other changes to the way it handles political discourse, including providing more information to the public about how it evaluates whether content is valuable enough. to continue published even if it violates its rules. In 2019 when Trump posted a video of a New Hampshire rally saying, 'That guy has a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising. Facebook accepted that those comments violated its rules against bullying and harassment, but the company dropped the video because it determined that the damage was low-risk and that there was high public interest in Trump running for reelection.
Facebook wasn't the only one to kick Trump off its platform. With the same excuse, the fear that his comments could incite violence. Twitter and Snapchat banned Trump permanently. Google-owned YouTube said the former president will remain suspended until the risk of violence in the real world has decreased.
Donald Trump launched a blog to continue spreading his messages, but apparently discontinued it due to low impact.
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Facebook, Twitter, Google and other tech companies could face fines if they exclude political candidates in Florida. This is from a law promulgated by your governor last May.
Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, The Florida Elections Commission can fine social media companies $ 250,000 a day if they delete a candidate's account.for a state office. Plus a fine of $ 25,000 a day if they removed the platforms of candidates running for local office.
The law gives Florida residents the right to sue technology platforms and requires social media to be transparent about its content moderation practices. Social media companies that violate state antitrust law could also face action from the Florida attorney general.