The Oversight Board at Facebook decided to uphold Donald Trump’s ban from the platform Wednesday morning, but hinted his suspension may not be permanent and could be removed in the months ahead.
“The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account,” the board announced Wednesday morning.
“Facebook cannot make up the rules as it goes, and anyone concerned about its power should be concerned about allowing this,” the board said in a statement. “Having clear rules that apply to all users and Facebook is essential for ensuring the company treats users fairly.”
“Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and account,” the board said Wednesday, insisting that Facebook “review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.”
“While the same rules should apply to all users, context matters when assessing the probability and imminence of harm,” the board said. “When posts by influential users pose a high probability of imminent harm, Facebook should act quickly to enforce its rules. Although Facebook explained that it did not apply its ‘newsworthiness’ allowance in this case, the Board called on Facebook to address widespread confusion about how decisions relating to influential users are made.”
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ANOTHER EXCUSE: Hillary Questions Legitimacy of 2016 Election, Says Race ‘Stolen’ From Her
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continued her worldwide excuses tour over the weekend; directly questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election and saying the race was “stolen” by Donald Trump.
The former Secretary of State was speaking alongside her husband Bill Clinton in Los Angeles when she made the stunning remarks.
“I think it’s also critical to understand that, as I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” said Clinton.
Clinton has routinely blamed her 2016 defeat to Donald Trump on a series of external factors; including the FBI, the DNC, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, the New York Times, Facebook, Google, racism, sexism, Fox News, and more.
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BANNED NO MORE: Donald Trump Launches ‘Official Website of the 45th President’
Donald Trump returned to the internet Tuesday after launching the “official website of the 45th President,” a move that comes months after the former Commander-in-Chief was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram shortly before leaving office.
“The Office of Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving the magnificent legacy of the Trump Administration, while at the same time advancing the America First agenda. Through civic engagement and public activism, the Office of Donald J. Trump will strive to inform, educate, and inspire Americans from all walks of life as we seek to build a truly great American Future. Through this office, President Trump will remain a tireless champion for the hardworking men and women of our great country – and for their right to live in safety, dignity, prosperity, and peace,” states the website.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 30, 2021
“Through his pro-American policies on trade, taxes, energy, regulation, immigration, and healthcare, President Trump ushered in a period of unprecedented economic growth, job creation, soaring wages, and booming incomes. Median household income reached its highest level ever recorded. Middle-class family income increased more than five times from the previous administration. Unemployment reached its lowest rate in half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American unemployment reached their lowest levels ever recorded. And more Americans were employed than ever before,” adds the page.
“Understanding that border security is national security, President Trump achieved the most secure border in United States history and signed a series of historic agreements with our partners in the Western Hemisphere to stop smuggling, trafficking, and illegal migration. He fundamentally reformed the H-1B program to protect American workers and families. He restored the principle that newcomers to our country must be financially self-sufficient. He empowered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to dismantle criminal gangs and deport dangerous offenders who threaten our communities. He ended systemic asylum fraud, reduced refugee admissions to sustainable levels, blocked the entry of terrorists and national security threats, and banned unsafe travel from regions where proper screening and vetting cannot occur. No President has done more to build an immigration system that promotes safety, dignity, security, and prosperity for the American People.”
Visit the President’s website here.