IAP Statement On The Decision To Uphold Trump’s Facebook Ban

May 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – Mike Davis, founder and president of the Internet Accountability Project (IAP), today released the following statement regarding the decision by the Oversight Board to uphold Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook ban. 

“This decision comes as no surprise. Facebook is essentially acting as prosecutor, defender, judge, jury, appellate court and executioner. No one company should have the power to effectively block a president from communicating with the American people. This Oversight Board must be recognized as the farce that it is—it is clearly not a sustainable model for political debate and communication in this country. The only real solution is for these Big Tech monopolies to be broken up so they don’t have the amount of power they do. That means real antitrust reform and enforcement. Americans of all political stripes should be alarmed by the accumulation of power and Big Tech’s eagerness to wield it at their whim. Congress still makes the law. The Executive Branch still enforces the law. They need to act now. The days of empty rhetoric are over.”

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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