Meta was criticized by Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for daring to reinstate Donald Trump as 45th president.
On Wednesday, the company behind Instagram and Facebook announced that Trump would be reinstated to the platforms in the coming weeks. He was removed from the platforms after the protests on Capitol Hill on January 6.
Nick Clegg, the head of global affairs of Meta, said in a blog post that the platforms should allow the public to hear what politicians are saying so they can make informed decisions at the ballot box.
He also noted that there was a lot of debate about how the platforms should operate. Some people believe that they should remove more content, while others argue that their current policies are too strict.
Meta should increase its censorship, according to Swalwell and Schiff. They were on Joy Reid's program on MSNBC. Swalwell argued that Trump's words have the power to inspire, and they can be used to justify violence. He said that if Kevin McCarthy and other officials don't condemn his statements, then they are opening the way for more violence.
Meta was criticized by Schiff for daring to reinstate Trump as the 45th president. He said that it was a total cave-in and a profit motive.
"""According to him, Trump's posts on Facebook violate the company's policies. He also continues to spread lies and encourage people to commit acts of rebellion. It is a tragic decision that the company made, as it is putting its profits above the public interest."""
According to him, Trump has shown no remorse, and he accused him of inciting an uprising and trying to stop the transfer of power. Re-instating Trump on social media is dangerous, as it allows him to spread his lies and promote his authoritarian views.
Trump incited an insurrection. And tried to stop the peaceful transfer of power.
He’s shown no remorse. No contrition.
Giving him back access to a social media platform to spread his lies and demagoguery is dangerous.@facebook caved, giving him a platform to do more harm.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 25, 2023
During his time as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders called Trump a pathological liar. However, he noted that Trump has the right to his views.
In response to Facebook's decision to remove him from its platform, Trump posted a statement on his own site. He noted that it had lost billions of dollars due to the decision. He said that he was not worthy of being punished and that the platform should never be used to remove him.
BREAKING: Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts "in coming weeks" following a two-year suspension.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 25, 2023
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