Former President Donald Trump was just removed. Millions of supporters across the country are stunned — Big Tech has gone too far.
“Facebook removed a video of an interview with former President Trump conducted by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, saying any content “in the voice of Donald Trump” would be scrubbed from the social media platform,” reported Fox News.
It was a dubious, spiteful move by Facebook and one that Trump-supporting users of the social media platform should complain about. There is really no rational justification for it.
Now, Facebook has set the precedent that — if they simply don’t like a current or former president — they can just scrub that person from existence completely (unless it’s negative news, of course).
This is why Trump pushed so hard for Section 230 to be repealed. In short, Section 230 has special legal protection for social media companies to prevent them from being sued.
After all, if they are simply platforms and not publishers, then they are conduits for the open-sharing of information. Facebook has jumped over into the “publisher” category now since the company is editorializing what people share.
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