President Donald J. Trump slams Facebook after its Oversight Board upholds his account suspension.
Facebook’s decision to ban President Donald Trump was upheld by Facebook’s Oversight Board on Wednesday, according to The Epoch Times.
“Trump’s posts during the Capitol riot severely violated Facebook’s rules and encouraged and legitimized violence,” the board said in a statement announcing its decision.
The Board was referring to the unrest which took place in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6th when the Capitol building was breached by protestors, before which President Trump had instructed the crowd to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”:
But President Trump did not only instruct the crowd to conduct themselves peacefully, he—after learning about the unrest—immediately also instructed the crowd to “go home now,” adding “We have to have peace. We have to have law and order”:
In response to Facebook’s decision, Trump called the move by the big tech giant a “total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country” on his new online communications platform “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”
What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country. 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,” Trump said.
Facebook’s decision raises questions of fairness and equal treatment of conservatives by big tech giants when so many Leftist politicians and influencers have literally called for violence but have not been deplatformed as was President Trump.
Watch this compilation of Leftists calling for violence:
“Watch Liberals Call for Violence Over and Over Again – Yet Left Blames Trump” (The Western Journal)