Trump on Facebook Ban: 'Corrupt Social Media Companies Must Pay a Political Price'
Trump highlights corrupt politics lurking behind censorship
President Donald Trump responded to Facebook's decision to hold hits ban instated after the January 6 Capitol riot.
Trump highlighted corrupt politics lurking behind the ban.
The ban is his social media pages and videos of interviews he has given post-presidency, like the one with Lara Trump in March, which Youtube also banned.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:
"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."
Conservatives promised to break up social media giant Facebook after its Oversight Board upheld an indefinite ban.
Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows told "America's Newsroom:"
"It is a sad day for America."
"It’s a sad day for Facebook because I can tell you, a number of members of Congress are now looking at: Do they break up Facebook, do they make sure that they don't have a monopoly?"
"And I can tell you that it is two different standards, one for Donald Trump and one for a number of other people that are on their sites."
Facebook’s “Supreme Court” upheld the blacklisting of Trump’s accounts temporarily, giving Facebook another six months to announce whether it will be lifting the suspension or deleting Trump’s pages.
Facebook's Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram but said it was "not appropriate" to impose the "indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension."
"The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account," the board said in a statement.