Donald Trump was blocked from most social networks following the encouragement of the protests on January 6, when his supporters entered the Capitol building in Washington. Since then, the former US president has tried to continue his political discourse online, but has been stopped at every turn. Facebook is the latest social network that did not allow Trump to even appear in a live clip from someone else’s account in an interview format.
Even “Donald Trump’s voice” is now banned on Facebook
The former president was supposed to appear in a livestream on Facebook on the account of Lara Trump, the wife of his son, Eric Trump. She announced this event which should have taken place in the form of an interview. However, Lara Trump soon received an e-mail informing her Facebook representatives that Donald Trump cannot appear in such a video, as he is blocked from the platform. Moreover, the company deleted a clip from Lara Trump’s account, in which a sequence from that interview with Donald Trump appeared.
The rationale for deleting that clip was that it included “Donald Trump’s voice.” With this deletion came the warning that the repetition of these offenses, which violate Facebook’s rules, could be sanctioned with new account limitations.
Even if Donald Trump is currently blocked from Facebook, he could be unlocked in the near future. A new commission within the company is examining whether the decision to block the former president was correct, and if it turns out to be a bad decision, his accounts could be reinstated.
Donald Trump is currently blocked on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat and YouTube, the main social platforms. However, he was the most active on Twitter, where he often posted messages for his supporters.
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