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Facebook: ‘No Plans’ to Lift Ban on Trump’s Account

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Facebook: ‘No Plans’ to Lift Ban on Trump’s Account


Facebook has “no plans” to lift its indefinite ban on President Donald Trump’s account, said the firm’s chief operating officer. “In this moment, the risk to our democracy was too big that we felt we had to take the unprecedented step of what is an indefinite ban,” Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview with Reuters. “And I’m glad we did.” Sandberg remarked that the California-based company has “clearly established principles that say you cannot call for violence.” Large tech firms and a number Democratic political figures have claimed Trump incited violence at the U.S. Capitol last week that include a breach of the building, sending lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence scurrying to secure areas. Trump, in response to what many have perceived as censorship by tech firms, told reporters that he believed his comments were appropriate. “People thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” Trump told reporters …

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