Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law criticized Facebook for “Owell”‘s decision to withdraw her interview with the former president after banning his account.
Lara Trump, married to Trump’s son Eric, posted a video of an 18-minute interview with Trump on her podcast, The Right View, which was promoted on Facebook and Instagram. But it was quickly removed.
Facebook permanently banned Mr. Trump from the platform in January after the US Capitol riot, “due to the risk of further incitement to violence.”
Announced as a Fox News contributor this month, Mrs. Trump shared an email with more than a million followers from Facebook explaining the decision of a social media company.
“We are contacting you to inform you that we have removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page, which features President Trump speaking,” she posted in an email. “The content posted in Donald Trump’s voice will be removed along with the blocks you set for Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, creating additional restrictions on your account,” the message said.
Mrs. Trump, 38, who shares a screenshot of the email, wrote:
Her husband, Eric, also shared a post on Instagram, writing:
In a statement to the Telegraph, Facebook confirmed that it had deleted the clip, saying, “As you know, President Trump has been suspended from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely.”
A spokeswoman confirmed that he would not delete the news coverage of the former president.
Critics on Wednesday criticized the decision, calling it an insult to freedom of speech.
“Big Tech’s war against conservatism and everything Trump needs to stop,” tweeted Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. “Currently, @Facebook has determined that @LaraLeaTrump cannot interview his father-in-law. Who makes these decisions? The liberals who run Big Tech.”
Senior Republicans have led charges against Silicon Valley in recent months, accusing their executives of anti-conservative prejudice and demanding that Congress strip their legal protection.
In his first one-on-one television interview after his resignation, Trump talks about the possibility of running for president again in 2024 and the possibility of opposition to President Joe Biden’s green agenda and “cultural cancellation.” did.
He said he showed a “new stage” in the “awakened left” cancellation culture, where journalists refused to take up a particular subject for “political reasons”, compared to his successor. Insisted on the treatment of the media.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after appearing to be supporting the mob that occupied the Capitol, “the risk of allowing the president to continue using our services during this period is enormous. I believed it was big. “
Mr. Trump has also been banned from Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube.