Yet more social media cowardice. Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform at least until he leaves office.
Regardless of one’s opinion about Trump, we never knew that social media giants exerted more power than the democratically elected leader of the free world.
Take one of Trump’s banned video tweets on Twitter yesterday. Apparently telling protestors To ‘Go Home in Peace’ was banned on the basis it was a “risk of violence”
Is that protecting democracy? By silencing an elected president? Since when did social media giants self appoint themselves as guardians of American democracy and domestic security?
What if America was at or on the verge of war? Would Twitter and Facebook block presidential posts they didn’t ideologically agree with and place bans? It is irresponsible beyond belief.
These platforms need to lose Section 230 immunity. Under the Democrats that is not going to happen.
This will only worsen.