Donald Trump got some bad news.
It could have a major impact on his political fortunes.
But this blockbuster Supreme Court ruling may keep Trump off the ballot in 2024.
On January 7, Facebook indefinitely suspended Donald Trump’s account.
Facebook and other Big Tech companies like Twitter and Snapchat also banned Trump, falsely claiming the President incited the January 6 incident at the Capitol.
Facebook allowed Trump to appeal his decision to what Facebook executives deemed their “Supreme Court”—an Oversight Board stacked with Trump-hating leftists.
The Oversight Board handed down their ruling and—of course—the anti-speech cabal upheld Facebook’s right to suspend Trump’s account.
But the Oversight Board added that Facebook made an “arbitrary” decision and has six months to arrive at a permanent decision about Trump—permanently ban him, give him a time-limited suspension, or reinstate Trump.
“The Board insists that Facebook review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform. Facebook must complete its review of this matter within six months of the date of this decision. The Board also made policy recommendations for Facebook to implement in developing clear, necessary, and proportionate policies that promote public safety and respect freedom of expression,” the Oversight Board’s ruling stated.
Donald Trump ripped the ruling in a statement posted shortly over the Oversight Board, blasting Facebook for suppressing free speech.
“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before,” Trump’s statement read.
Trump called on Big Tech to pay a political price for their ideologically motivated censorship of conservative views.
“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process,” Trump added.
And in recent weeks Republicans introduced legislation to break up Big Tech monopolies, treat them like common carriers such as the mail or postal service and force them to serve as content neutral platforms, and take away their special immunity privileges by repealing section 230 of the 1992 Communications and Decency Act.
Donald Trump is seriously considering running for president in 2024.
But if Donald Trump is banned from social media, his campaign will be at a billion-dollar disadvantage against the Democrats as Trump won’t be able to raise money, sign up new supporters and run ads while his Democrat opponent can.
Trump will be forced to rely on CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS to communicate his message to voters through their biased and pro-Democrat filters.
Joe Biden or Kamala Harris will be able to speak directly to the public on social media.
If Donald Trump cannot get back on social media, a 2024 presidential campaign may not be feasible.
That speaks to the power of social media companies—they can single-handedly determine a former president cannot mount a re-election campaign—and why they need to face regulation to preserve free speech and to prevent them from acting as Democrat Party political action committees.
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