Facebook removed ‘voice of Trump’ from platform

Facebook bans 'voice of Trump' from platform
Mr Trump frequently used social media to bypass the mainstream media during his presidency. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: Facebook has removed a video of Donald Trump from the page of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump.

The social media giant banned former president Donald Trump from its platform in January following riots by his supporters on the US Capitol.

Lara Trump posted a video of herself interviewing Mr Trump on a range of issues.

Lara, a new Fox News contributor, later posted a screenshot of an email she received from Facebook warning her of the ban.

An email from “Katelyn” read: “In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the account.”

Lara Trump, who is the wife Mr Trump’s son Eric, instead posted the interview for her own online show The Right View on the video platform Rumble and linked to it from her Facebook page.

Facebook’s suspension of Donald Trump’s account on 7 January – a day after riots in the Capitol building in Washington – is being reviewed by its new Oversight Board. Facebook set up the board, which it says is independent, last year, to rule on controversial moderation decisions.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerburg said defending the ban at the time: “We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”

Donald Trump was also banned from YouTube and Twitter.

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