Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has reached the epitome of petty as they vow to ban content that even so much as features former President Trump’s voice.
Talk about 1984 and its strikingly dystopian similarities to modern society. It doesn’t get more Orwellian than attempting to erase history in the virtual existence of a former president.
Facebook reportedly sent a “content removal” notice to Lara Trump’s media team Wednesday to inform them that the first on-camera interview she conducted with Trump since leaving the White House would be removed from the platform.
“We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking,” a Facebook representative wrote in an email that Lara Trump posted on her Instagram page.
“In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts,” Facebook said, “further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.”
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The Big Tech platform’s extreme move came after the 45th president confirmed he will hold a rally soon which will help gauge enthusiasm for a potential 2024 presidential campaign.
After condemning Democrats’ detrimental policies, Trump sent a clear message to supporters that there is indeed “hope in the future” for another run for office in the Tuesday interview with his daughter-in-law.
As soon as the breaking news interview went viral on social media, Facebook announced the unprecedented restriction on the former president’s “voice.”
It remains unclear whether this new restriction will affect Lara Trump’s account alone, or if it goes for all Facebook and Instagram users.
In the case of the latter, it would be nearly impossible to remove all content posted featuring the voice of Donald Trump among the more than two billion combined users across Facebook and Instagram.
But it wouldn’t surprise me if they tried.
Clearly, Facebook thinks they’re too big to fail, but every time they censor the president, his allies, and supporters, they are digging their own grave.
The truth is, more innovative and engaging platforms are rapidly emerging amid the demand for decentralized alternatives – and there’s no slowdown in sight.
Eventually, Facebook will see its day as these independent, free speech alternatives continue to become increasingly popular with the majority of Americans who stand against censorship.