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The “voice of Trump” has been removed from Facebook

 

A video of former US President Donald Trump was deleted from his daughter-in-law Lara Trump’s Facebook page.

Following protests by Trump backers on the Capitol building in Washington, the social media giant suspended him from its website in January.

Lara Trump, a recent Fox News contributor, recorded herself interviewing Donald Trump on a variety of topics.

She later shared a screenshot of a Facebook email in which she was informed of the ban.

“Further content posted in Donald Trump’s voice will be deleted and result in additional restrictions on the platform, in line with the block we put on his Facebook and Instagram accounts,” the statement reads.

Lara Trump, who is married to Mr Trump’s son Eric, instead used the video site Rumble to post the interview for her own online show The Right View, which she connected to from her Facebook page.

“So with that, we’ve taken one step closer to George Orwell’s 1984. Wow, that’s incredible “She made a statement on her Instagram page.

Sean Hannity, a longtime Trump supporter and Fox News TV host, called the change “serious censorship” in a tweet.

The suspension of Mr Trump’s account by Facebook on January 7 – a day after the Capitol riots – is being investigated by the company’s new Oversight Board, which was formed to rule on divisive moderation decisions.

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this timeframe are simply too high,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the time, defending the ban.

Trump has also been barred from using Twitter and YouTube.

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Mark Andura

Written by Mark Andura

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