IAP Statement On Facebook Suspending Former President Trump’s Account Until 2023

June 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – Mike Davis, founder and president of the Internet Accountability Project (IAP), today released the following on Facebook’s decision to ban former President Trump for 2 years. 

“Facebook’s arbitrary two-year ban of a former and potential future President of the United States is a poor attempt at splitting the baby. This is a transparent effort at appeasing the woke left while also avoiding the untenable position of deplatforming a potential future leading candidate in the next campaign for president. Facebook claims to be a forum for open dialogue and diversity but that’s evidently not the case for disapproved opinions or the opposing party. The principle of free political speech is an absolute. Censoring President Trump for two years is just as bad as a permanent ban and should earn Facebook no brownie points. Big Tech’s unparalleled power over political debate in the United States must end. It’s past time to break up these Big Tech monopolies and end their Section 230 immunity.”

IAP is a nonprofit conservative advocacy group that holds Big Tech accountable for engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses and anticompetitive conduct. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.

More information on Davis and IAP can be found here.


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