• Facebook Continues Its Attempted Silencing of Trump – He Doesn’t Co-Operate

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    Surge Summary: Donald Trump responds to Big Tech’s continued banning of his posts – in part by firing up his own social media platform. As Facebook, Twitter, Google, et al continue warring against free speech, those who value the First Amendment need to continue decrying their censorship efforts.

    by Gary Bauer

    Free Speech Under Siege

    If we needed more evidence of the threat America faces from the totalitarian left, we got it this morning.

    As you may recall, Facebook banned President Trump from its platforms on January 7th.  Facebook swallowed hook, line and sinker the left’s lie that Trump was a dangerous dictator.

    [Wednesday], the company’s Oversight Board, sometimes referred to as Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” upheld that decision.  As a result, Trump’s accounts will remain blocked, at least for now.

    The Oversight Board, however, scolded Facebook for “violating its own rules” when it banned President Trump for allegedly inciting the violence that occurred on January 6th.  Trump did no such thing.  He urged his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard.

    The board gave Facebook six months to develop clear and consistent rules.  Maybe then, Trump’s accounts will be restored.

    That’s outrageous!  It’s utterly inconceivable that a sitting or former president of the United States could be censored.  No president is above the law, but no president is beneath it either.

    If Big Tech social media giants have the power to suspend the First Amendment rights of a sitting president, then no citizen is safe from censorship.  Sadly, that is precisely the Orwellian, Big Brother regime that the intolerant, totalitarian left is creating.

    Once again, we see just how far Big Tech will go to suffocate conservative speech and the America First movement that is personified by Donald Trump.  All the Big Tech social media platforms are censoring conservatives.  If we want freedom to flourish, this threat to free speech must be defeated.

    Trump Responds

    President Trump responded to Facebook’s decision with a bold defense of free speech.  Trump declared:

    “What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country. Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it! These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”

    Trump also announced the launch of his own social media platform [Tuesday], which you can visit here.  It’s still a work in progress, but it provides the former president with an opportunity to post regular statements.

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    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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