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Trump now banned from Facebook indefinitely, Zuck says President too risky to humankind


This news story was published on January 7, 2021.
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Donald Trump: BANNED FROM FACEBOOK INDEFINITELY

MENLO PARK, CA – Facebook, possibly America’s most-used social media platform, has banned Donald Trump indefinitely for fear of him inciting more violence and mayhem.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released the following statement Thursday morning in the wake of deadly violence in Washington, D.C. Wednesday incited by Donald Trump, who goaded his gullible followers into storming the Capitol building and causing at least four people to die:

Zuckerberg

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.

Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.

Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.

We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.

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15 Responses to Trump now banned from Facebook indefinitely, Zuck says President too risky to humankind

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Parler founder John Matze said on Starnes Country that last week they received a notice on their account from Apple.
    Matze said they were told they had to change their community guidelines so they reflected Apple’s. They were also told to remove certain kinds of individuals. “Apple, Google, Facebook — all these companies don’t want them to exist,” he said. “They want to use it to control politics,” Matze said..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Every senator, every representative is meant to trade pieces of america and pieces of themselves for prizes. Biden sold the most, so he won. The gates were opened for this corruption with FDR and the New Deal. Democrats being able to overturn any election they want without any repercussions or resistance is just the latest fruition of that seed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    A new blockbuster lawsuit accuses Google of striking an illegal, secret deal with Facebook to rig the online advertising market. Google is accused of giving Facebook exclusive access to YOUR data and charging FB lower fees than other advertisers. In return, FB agrees not to compete with Google’s services.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Yes, Donald J. Trump will go down in history in the pantheon of great American Presidents
    With 12 days to go, Democrats and even some Republicans are now calling for him to be removed.
    He incited nothing. Zero. Nada. Zip.
    Precisely what are they afraid of?
    Precisely what do they want to gain?
    Do they actually believe that distancing themselves from Trump will help them in four years?
    Gimme a break These are the same people who can’t figure out what a man or a woman is, a son or daughter aunt or uncle brother or sister, and they have some kind of moral instruction for us? I am literally laughing out loud.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      tRump will certainly be known in the future as the worst president in history. Don’t embarass yourself further with your delusions.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2021 at 5:40 pm

        time will tell, give joe a chance to show him up

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2021 at 11:40 am

          Joe has more intelligence than tRump, and another difference is dignity which tRump has none of. Joe will do fine, unlike tRump who is politically dead now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 5:53 am

    It would sure be nice if a huge chunk of brown ice would hit Zuckerberg on the head.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Time to heal…this is a good first step.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Treasonous basterd.