Meta announced on Wednesday the company would restore President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Trump was banned in 2020 after being shadowbanned for years following the January 6 protests in Washington DC.
Meta spokesperson Nick Clegg lied through his teeth about free speech in the company’s announcement.
Social media is rooted in the belief that open debate and the free flow of ideas are important values, especially at a time when they are under threat in many places around the world. As a general rule, we don’t want to get in the way of open, public and democratic debate on Meta’s platforms — especially in the context of elections in democratic societies like the United States. The public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box. But that does not mean there are no limits to what people can say on our platform. When there is a clear risk of real world harm — a deliberately high bar for Meta to intervene in public discourse — we act.
Facebook is the FURTHEST thing from free speech. And the fact that they lie to the public about their extensive censorship tells you everything you need to know about the company.
The New York Post reported:
Former President Trump will be allowed back on Instagram and Facebook, the platforms’ parent company Meta announced Wednesday.
Meta Spokesperson Nick Clegg said Trump’s two-year suspension had ended, and his accounts will be added back in the coming weeks.
“Social media is rooted in the belief that open debate and the free flow of ideas are important values,” Clegg wrote in a statement. “As a general rule, we don’t want to get in the way of open, public and democratic debate on Meta’s platforms – especially in the context of elections in democratic societies like the United States.”
The decision comes after the 76-year-old Republican’s 2024 campaign petitioned Meta to unlock his accounts and let Trump post directly to his 34 million followers on Facebook and 25 million followers on Instagram.
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As TGP previously reported…
In November 2016 The Gateway Pundit was ranked in the top four of influential conservative outlets during the 2016 election.
In January 2017 Facebook, Google and Twitter waged a campaign to take away our social media traffic.
And they did.
The targeting of conservative media outlets by Facebook was so severe that The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft spoke to Congress in 2018 on the crisis.
Flashback: Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft Testifies to Congress on Oppressive Facebook Censorship: Full Statement (VIDEO)
A new report at The Wall Street Journal confirms the continued Facebook bias against conservative Americans. Regardless of whether you have a large website like The Gateway Pundit or a small personal page, if you report favorably for President Trump or American Greatness you will eventually have your account targeted, censored or shut down.
The WSJ report reveals the nuttiness of the Facebook staff — apparently correctly reporting that BLM was destroying the Minneapolis business district triggered the young loons on staff. The truth is hate speech to these tender Marxists.
Facebook has deleted most of the conservative content from its pages and news platforms. Few options remain. Facebook will flag conservative articles like those from The Gateway Pundit as fake news only to have them confirmed as accurate in a few days, weeks or months.
Facebook warns people away from our page. They do not want conservatives on their platform.
Facebook is out to change America into a communist system like China where everyone earns a social media score. This is already happening in America today. The Republican party is unwilling to take action.
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