Facebook will allow any left-wing, commie nonsense on its platform.
The moment someone even takes one step right of center though—they’re slapped with some sort of restriction, censorship, or outright deletion from Facebook.
I am almost always certainly against government forcing private businesses into doing anything, but should Facebook really be considered a private business at this point?
Zuckerberg and his wife allegedly gave between $350,000,000-$500,000,000 dollars through the use of 503-C non-profit corporations in order to influence elections.
Because of this, I believe they have forfeited their right to the libertarian claim of keeping government and corporate power separate.
This isn’t even taking into account the massive sway they have over public discourse, and public opinion through the censorship of information, and the control of ideas.
Given all of this, Facebook is more akin to a public utility than some sort of private business—they are not some mom and pop shop, or an honest business.
They hold sway over the entire United States, and the world for that matter.
President Trump has long since been a critic of big-tech and of Facebook in particular.
Now he is moving to bring a lawsuit against Facebook to reinstate his account immediately, and I think it’s only fair at this point.
Facebook has absolutely zero right to claim any sort of private business rights after what they did during the 2020 election. It’s time for them to start putting America first, and pay for consistently keeping her last.
Here’s more on the story:
Former President Trump filed a lawsuit against #Facebook, asking a federal judge to force the social media company to reinstate his account.
His lawyers argued that the US doesn’t gain “from attempts to suppress political speech.” https://t.co/bte3FBF2o7
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) October 7, 2021
Trump’s lawsuit argues that by keeping his accounts banned, Facebook is hurting Republicans and their ability to reach out to potential voters in the upcoming midterms and presidential elections.https://t.co/OpoPMwgz1c
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) October 7, 2021
The lawsuit received some coverage from The Epoch Times:
The filing on Oct. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida seeks a preliminary injunction on Facebook’s suspension as his earlier lawsuit proceeds.
“The First Amendment rights of [Trump’s] millions of Facebook Users—to receive his messages and to comment to one another thereon—will be irreparably injured as well,” the filing reads.
“At the same time, by de-platforming the presumptive head and most popular member of the Republican Party, cutting him off from the most effective and direct forms of communication with potential voters, Defendant is threatening irreparable damage to the Republican Party’s prospects in the 2022 and 2024 elections.”
Trump on Thurs. asked a Florida federal judge to make Facebook reinstate his account while he sues to reinstate it permanently.
And late Wed., a different Florida judge granted YouTube’s request to move a similar Trump suit to its home turf of California. https://t.co/rZtRhZdWL1
— Erik Larson (@eelarson) October 7, 2021
The Facebook "whistleblower" is such an obvious fraud. Her advocates know that we know that she's a fraud. They are hellbent on imposing a complete censorship regime on us, but they have miscalculated. The one-party system will not prevail in the long run.
— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com (@JordanSchachtel) October 7, 2021
Here’s more from Washington Examiner:
Trump’s legal team expects that its case against Facebook and other social media platforms will continue to be fought in the courts for many months before eventually going to the Supreme Court.
“We expect this to go all the way up to the Supreme Court, and they can decide what is free speech, what can be censored, and who gets to decide what is and isn’t allowed online,” Coale said.