Michelle Obama calls on Fb and different platforms to ban Trump perpetually
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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A few hours after Facebook announced that it would prevent President Donald Trump from posting new posts on the day of his inauguration at the earliest, former first lady Michelle Obama asked social media platforms to permanently ban him from their platforms.
“Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior – and go further than ever by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being compromised used by the country’s heads of state and government to stir up riots. “Obama said in a note posted on Twitter on Thursday.
Her post covered many topics, including the stark contrast between the treatment of rioters at the Capitol on Wednesday and the violence witnessed by Black Lives Matters protesters that summer, and said she prays that Americans will elect President-elect Joe Biden and the elected Vice President Kamala will be giving Harris a chance.
By Wednesday, Trump had received mostly a free pass from Twitter, Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and other social networks that allowed him to freely post lies and conspiracy theories during his presidency, sometimes only to point out that they presented controversial information.
Facebook’s attempt to block Trump came after a day when its rioting activities gradually escalated, fueled by unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud, flooding the Capitol and occupying offices there.
In addition, Twitter temporarily suspended Trump’s account on Wednesday, and Google’s YouTube on Thursday put new restrictions on channels that post videos with false voting claims.