We all expected it soon enough. After been banned from so popular social media platforms and is still being banned. While Trump no longer has his own Facebook page, he briefly returned to the platform through that of someone else.
Facebook Removes Video Interview Featuring Trump
After being spotted in a video interview with Fox News commentator Lara Trump, Facebook kicked former US president Donald Trump off the platform a second time.
Immediately the video was removed, Lara posted screenshots of emails from Facebook staff to her page.
The full text of the email, as shown in the images, is as follows:
“Hi folks, we are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking. In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.”
Facebook banned Donald Trump soon after posting content allegedly encouraging the behavior that led to the storming of Capitol Hill last January.
Donald Trump’s Own Platform
We started hearing news of Trump creating his own social media platform in February, moments after he was ban form about every corner of the internet.
Prior to this story, we haven’t heard anything from Facebook about banning content containing “the voice of Trump.” Facebook Newsroom hasn’t posted any statements on the manner, so this “rule” must be new. News outlets like have posted videos of Trump speaking since his ban, though.