Facebook board upholds Trump ban

Discussion in 'Politics' started by gwb-trading, May 5, 2021.

  1. gwb-trading


  2. gwb-trading


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  3. Is this seriously a thing? FB is a private company and can do what it wants so it makes a fancy bullsht show of some Board that decides these issues? An oversight board? What a dog and pony show haha..

    If FB cared about clicks for ad revenue it shoudl have reinstated him and just monitor the postings. One post from Trump probably brings 1 million views from both sides.
  4. gwb-trading


  5. gwb-trading


    ‘The Single Dumbest ‘Legal Take’ of All Time’: Charlie Kirk Calls for Supreme Court to Get Trump Back on Facebook

    Staunch Donald Trump ally and right-wing activist Charlie Kirk responded to the Facebook Oversight Board decision on Wednesday to uphold Trump’s ban from the social media platform by saying that the Supreme Court of the United States should intervene and get Trump back on Facebook.

    In case you missed it, the Board upheld Facebook’s Jan. 7 suspension of Trump for glorifying violence in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 siege.

    What the Board did not approve of was the open-ended and indefinite way in which the former president of the United States was banned.

    “It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored,” the Board’s findings said.

    As a result, the Board said Facebook must complete a review to “determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.” That review must occur “within six months of the date of this decision.”

    For Charlie Kirk, this is a problem for the justices to solve.

    “The US Supreme Court should overturn the Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’s’ ‘ruling’ which upholds the outlawing of the 45th President of the United States from social media,” Kirk tweeted, urging the highest court in the land to force Facebook to host speech Kirk prefers. “This is a big tech, corporate oligarchy without standing and it’s gone too far. Enough is enough.”

    The reaction to this tweet was what you would expect. Some legal observers branded the tweet as “the single dumbest ‘legal take’ of all time.” Others mocked it by sarcastically offering their own grievances for the Supreme Court to solve. Still others simply noted that this is not how any of this works.

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  6. themickey


    Still calling himself President.
    Good enough reason to keep him banned.
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    That'd be right, sell your soul.
  8. wrbtrader


    She's delusional.

    Anyone that continues to vomit the BIG LIE and then encourage an insurrection onto the U.S. Capitol in an effort to stop the counting of the Electoral Votes and in an effort to capture / harm congress people...

    Keep him in social media exile and force him to use less media. Good riddance.

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  9. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Right, because Democrat leadership like Pelosi work for the betterment of humankind, and not political donations, lobbying money, insider trading and other charitable or pro-bono work.

    #10     May 5, 2021