Facebook’s attack on freedom continues…
On Tuesday night, former President Donald Trump stated in an interview that there is “hope” for him to run in 2024. The video of the said interview, however, was deleted from Facebook as “the voice of Donald Trump” is not allowed to be on the social networking site.
Trump spoke on “The Right View” with his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. During the said interview, the former president that his followers need to have “hope” that he will run for president once again in 2024.
Trump also reiterated his claim that he should have won in 2020. He then criticized President Joe Biden for the president’s performance since the inauguration in January.
Lara then asked the former president whether he will possibly run in 2024.
To this, Trump said that “You do have hope,” and added that they love the country and that they “owe a lot” to it. He then said that it’s time to help the country. The former president also enumerated his accomplishments during his administration.
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Facebook Deletes Interview Video of Trump
On Wednesday, however, social networking site Facebook decided to delete all videos of the interview from the platform. It said that the site will take down all forms of content “in the voice of Donald Trump.”
An employee from the social media site allegedly sent a message to multiple Trump affiliates. The message warned them that Facebook would delete such content on its platform. The message also allegedly stated that breaking this directive continuously could result in “additional limitations” for the accounts that put such content up.
According to the email, as posted on Lara’s Instagram page, this instruction is applicable to “all campaign accounts and Pages” connected to Trump. It also applies to “campaign messaging vehicles” connected to their platform.
A Facebook sportsperson confirmed the social media platform’s decision to NBC News.
Facebook decided to block Trump after the Capitol riots that took place last Jan. 6. They insist that the risk of allowing the former president to use their platform following this incident was “too great.”