Facebook Upholds Decision to Suspend Trump’s Account
Facebook made news on Wednesday when its Oversight Board announced that it would uphold its January 2021 decision to suspend the account of former President Donald Trump. While the board announced that it would conduct another review of the decision in November 2021, Trump and his team have already moved on by creating different avenues to communicate with his supporters.
New Blog Website
Because Trump has been banned from nearly every primary social media platform, including his beloved Twitter account, he has been forced to invent new ways to get his message out. The newly created blog-style website is called From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.
While readers cannot engage with the former president in this new format, it provides him a platform to express his opinions about politics and life beyond the Oval Office. Readers can also set up notifications to alert them when there is a new post.
According to senior adviser Jason Miller, the website is intended to provide highlights of the president’s term in office while also delivering current news relating to Trump. The main purpose of the site is to continue to advocate for Trump’s America First agenda.
History of Bans
Trump was blacklisted from most major social media platforms in January 2021 as a result of his role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Facebook said that he should have known that his comments in the days leading up to January 6 would incite violence. The Twitter ban was arguably the worst blacklist for Trump to handle because he used that platform the most to communicate with his supporters.