For a moment this week, the world thought Donald Trump might be allowed back on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook later said Trump was not.
Friday, the tech tyrants running Facebook officially suspended the former president for at least two years.
JUST IN: Facebook says former President Trump will be suspended from its platform and Instagram at least until Jan. 7, 2023.
— NPR (@NPR) June 4, 2021
“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension,” Facebook says it is “suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7th this year.”
In 2023, when Trump’s suspension is lifted, Facebook adds, “there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered if Mr. Trump commits further violations in future, up to and including permanent removal of his pages and accounts.”
It’s frightening to see a platform take this approach while letting CCP-worshipping and anti-Semitic hacks post as they wish.
UPDATE: Donald Trump released the following statement:
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”