Facebook: ‘Voice of Donald Trump’ Not Allowed on Platform
Social Media platforms abruptly deleting videos, demonetizing political commentators, and closing accounts is not a new thing, especially when these actions happen to conservatives. The latest move from Facebook is one of the most absurd by far.
In a Tuesday night interview with his daughter-in-law Lara Trump on “The Right View,” former President Donald Trump said that there’s “hope” for a 2024 presidential run.
In response to this, Facebook almost immediately removed the video posted to its platform saying that the “voice of Donald Trump” is not permitted on it.
Trump also told Lara that he should have won the 2020 election and blasted Joe Biden for the terrible job he’s been doing since taking office.
Lara asked Donald, "The other question people all want to know, and I know you're not ready to answer it yet, but do we have hope that there's a possibility to see Donald Trump run again in 2024?"
The former president replied, "You do have hope, that I can tell you. You do have hope. We love our country – this country. We all owe a lot to our country, but now we have to help our country. …And we were there. We were so good. What we did with Iran, what we did with China. We were all set to do some great things. And then you see what's going on right now."
So, what’s Facebook’s problem?!
After taking down the interview from their platform, Facebook said that it would be removing any and all content “in the voice of Donald Trump.”
An employee of the social media company informed multiple Trump affiliates that any such content would be removed and that any further violations could result in "additional limitations on accounts that posted it."
The email, which was posted to Lara Trump’s Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, read, "This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates.”
A message sent to her account said, "Hi folks. We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump's Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking. In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts."
Recall, Facebook blocked the former president’s account in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol building saying that the risks in allowing him to continue using the platform were “too great.”
Last time we checked videos of Maxine Waters following her call to physically harass Trump supporters are still on Facebook. BLM activist and newly elected Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., celebrated a riot at a prison in St. Louis back in early February and she’s still allowed to have a say on Facebook. The list goes on and on, but again, it’s only conservatives who are targeted – the double standard is real.