President Trump isn’t taking his ban from Facebook and Instagram lying down. Following the January 6 protest that got a little out of hand, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms banned President Trump because he was blamed as the instigator of what leftists call a terrorist attack. The President’s accounts were shut down following his attempt to calm the crowd and get them to go home. But if you hear Facebook or other social media sited describe it, President Trump is a menace.
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after banning the President, who told protesters to “go home” and that “we have to have peace.” President Trump says he has filed an appeal with Facebook’s Review Board:
Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is a co-chair of the oversight board, told UK’s Channel 4 News that they are currently looking into the appeal concerning Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The board was set up to be an independent group to hear users’ appeals and is comprised of 19 former politicians, journalists, and academics.
“It’s a very high profile case but that is exactly why the Oversight Board was created in the first place,” Thorning-Schmidt said.
In a statement to The Epoch Times, the board confirmed that “a user statement has been received in the case before the Oversight Board concerning President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.”
“We will have no further comment concerning that statement until the Board has issued its decision,” they added.
The Board has 90 days to review the appeal. Though President Trump used Twitter heavily during his tenure, he says that he has no intention of returning to the bird app.
“It’s become very boring. We don’t want to go back to Twitter,” President Trump told Newsmax’s Greg Kelly Wednesday. “I’ll tell you, it’s not the same. If you look at what’s going on with Twitter, I understand that it’s become very boring and millions of people are leaving.”
“We were being really harassed on Twitter. They were putting up all sorts of flags. They were flagging almost anything you see, everything I was saying was being flagged,” Trump says. “It’s just disgraceful.”
It’s unclear whether President Trump’s appeal will succeed, but it will be good to see him come back, if Facebook decides to do the right thing.