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Facebook board upholds Trump ban, but not indefinitely

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By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY

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I am heartened by the decision because it achieved 2 key goals: it keeps a narcissistic sociopath from using fb to spread the Big Lie that the election was fraudulent - it was not.

AND it forces Zuckerberg to grow up, make some decisions about this behemoth he has unleashed on us and establish and enforce some rules on public discourse.

Trump should be permanently banned.

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Ha, woke lefties ban anyone they don't agree with.

Besides who uses or cares about Facebook anymore? Old old old.

Our great President Trump has hos own media now anyway

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Facebook is a private entity. Banning Trump from it is no different than banning him from a restaurant. First Amendment does not apply.

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With or without Trump, Facebook is still a cesspool that does nothing but disseminate false information and profit off people's private data. It needs to disappear forever.

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Besides who uses or cares about Facebook anymore? Old old old.

Um, Russian disinformation spreaders and Trump supporters who gobble it up.

That’s why he’s so desperate to return.

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Ha, woke lefties ban anyone they don't agree with.

Besides who uses or cares about Facebook anymore? Old old old.

Our great President Trump has hos own media now anyway

He's not "our" President and his own website which is "A PLACE TO SPEAK FREELY AND SAFELY,” doesn't actually allow comments.

He's a troublemaker who was kicked off a private platform. You know, the kind of private business 45ists are always defending to be allowed do whatever they want to do.

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Besides who uses or cares about Facebook anymore? Old old old.

Our great President Trump has hos own media now anyway

Great, problem solved. No need to get wound up about it then.

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Facebook is a better place without the likes of Trump. He can stay in his own purpose built echo chamber where his Qult can shower him with adoration.

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Our great President Trump has hos own media now anyway

it’s a blog/financial grift that does not allow comments.

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Its curious that liberals claim that a private company can just block anyone they want, there is no right to even have free speech or an account. But if a person has an account, you claim the same 1st amendment demands that you be able to reply to any comments posted.

Nobody has claimed this.

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it’s a blog/financial grift that does not allow comments.

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a grifter

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The word Trump still makes Democrats nervous. They are worried that Trump can once and for all put “WOKE” culture to sleep.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

I would like to thank Zuckerberg for admitting now that his is a partisan political armchair of the Democrat party and NOT what people thought was a social media outlet. You just helped the GOP not only win, but probably gain seats in 2022

Trump/DeSantis 2024

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Trump is going to have a hard time running, much less posting from jail.

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The word Trump still makes Democrats nervous. They are worried that Trump can once and for all put “WOKE” culture to sleep.

Trump will never put the "WOKE culture" to sleep, because everything he does just exacerbates and makes it worse. Equally, woke culture turns all trump fans into trolls and worsens his rethoric too. They are two horrible monsters that keep feeding themselves and making life more miserable for everyone else (=the majority of people). Whoever wins that war, we will all lose. They both need to dissapear.

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umbrella

Our great President Trump

former president

has hos own media now anyway

Yeah, I head he started a blog.

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The way Trumpaloompas cling so desperately to their defeated and humiliated bloated manchild baffles me.

In four years, he got impeached twice, blew up the debt he promised to erase, didn't build the wall he promised, pilfered money from the military to build the few shoddy miles he did manage, caused 500 thousand American deaths and lost the House, the Senate and the Presidency.

Trumpaloompas - "That's our guy!"

Beyond delusional.

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45ism wasn't for most people.

Not for half of the country. If Facebook were so confident that Trump is finished or not a threat to the Left Marxist agenda, he wouldn’t uphold this ban, but he does, goes fo show the power and influence Trump has and continues to be a threat the left just failed to take out.

It's over, because he tried to destroy the USA.

If that were true corporations wouldn’t have came back to the States, the unemployment wouldn’t have been as low as it was, black unemployment for men in particular, less hiring, too many jobs, more money in people pockets and banks, not one conservative torched a building or uprooted statues. Portland doesn’t look like a war zone because of Republicans or half the country over 3 months during the summer of last year

His little squeaks and squeals on a site that is basically, another vanity project is a fitting end to his terrible reign.

Watch it now blow up and I’m sure libs will be pulling their hair out because they can’t stop this guy. I’m sure the GOP will make plans to break apart social media after they retake the House, needs to happen, everyone has the right to the 1st amendment..

There is no "we". But yes, it's great that he's out of the public eye. Like the statues to racism that were pulled down, his toxic legacy should be stored away in a darkened place. A museum of grotesques, perhaps.

Yes, “we” get it, freedom democracy, self-reliance and free speech is just so wrong.

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He'll have to blog his three-leg desk of Trump. Taking his social networks away really hurt and punished him. His goal really is to once again, rake in those donnyations. 

Not for half of the country. If Facebook were so confident that Trump is finished or not a threat to the Left Marxist agenda, he wouldn’t uphold this ban, but he does, goes fo show the power and influence Trump has and continues to be a threat the left just failed to take out.

Half the country didn't vote for Trump. Who is "he?"

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I don't use stupid Facebook. But Trump people just go to....

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

...and you can get all the Hillary bashing you like and useful world news according to Trump. Don't complain about it. Also, make sure you donate your money to Trump (or you are not a true Trump supporter)

black unemployment for men in particular

I'm not black, so who cares?

not one conservative torched a building or uprooted statues

But Trump's Proud Boys tried to take out the entire US government.

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,”

(Trump)

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I like the peace and quiet without hearing Trump whining all the time. Just create your own platform and whine there, plus suck the money from your base.

It's a win-win for everyone.

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Trump's Big Lie continues to bite him on the arse.

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He'll have to blog his three-leg desk of Trump. Taking his social networks away really hurt and punished him.

Not anymore, freedom reigns and on the 1st amendment.

His goal really is to once again, rake in those donnyations. 

Liberals continue to push that narrative and as he legally can and Dems such as Bernie has done, it all helps.

Half the country didn't vote for Trump. Who is "he?"

But the other half did.

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https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

Hey Trump people, I just checked and it says to *Contribute (***We believe in Making America Great Again. Join Us!)**

President Trump is calling on you to step up and become a founding member of his Save America team. Can he count on you?

Trump is asking for your money on his website. If you don't give Trump money that means you are not a true Trump supporter and really supporting Hillary. Again Can he count on you?

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Trump continues to win....win as in the Guinness record for worst losing steak...

Lost the Presidency, lost the Senate, lost in court 64 times trying to prove the Big Lie, lost his Insurrection on Jan 6th, and now loses his Facebook appeal...

It sure doesn't bode well for those upcoming indictments for tax and insurance fraud...

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bass4funk: such as Bernie has done

Well Sanders is currently in office so yeah, his website will collect donations. Trump just got voted out by a wide margin.

Where is the money going?

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They are worried that Trump can once and for all put “WOKE” culture to sleep.

Sure. He’ll need a lot of cash though, have you donated yet?

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bass4funk

He'll have to blog his three-leg desk of Trump. Taking his social networks away really hurt and punished him.

Not anymore, freedom reigns and on the 1st amendment.

So you have made your donnyation?

All donations over $200 pa and the personal details including credit card numbers are given to the Feds.

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Well Sanders is currently in office so yeah,

And Trump legally can as well, so

Trump just got voted out by a wide margin.

lol

Where is the money going?

Where Bernie’s money went

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

Watch it now blow up and I’m sure libs will be pulling their hair out because they can’t stop this guy.

Such violent rhetoric. Anyway, you'd have to ask a liberal.

If Facebook were so confident that Trump is finished or not a threat to the Left Marxist agenda

What is this agenda, exactly?

Yes, “we” get it, freedom democracy, self-reliance and free speech is just so wrong.

Evidently, as his new website doesn't allow for any.

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In the Georgia senate election, Trump raised $250 million in donnyations claiming he was going to help the candidates. But he didn't and 80% of the money went into his pocket. The other 20% to his PAC. The two candidates lost the election.

In 2020, Bernie Sanders raised $211 million and spent $205 million on his campaign. Trump stood for office once, served a single term and was historically defeated and to him horribly defeated by a greater candidate. Sanders has won elections since 1991, 30 years of terms.

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45s GOP are playing some guilt trip mind games with their supporters

The campaign arm of House Republicans is using an aggressive tactic to push online donors toward committing to monthly contributions, telling them that opting out of having the same amount automatically charged to their credit card or withdrawn from their bank each month is an act of disloyalty* toward former President Donald Trump. With a pre-checked box on the National Republican Congressional Committee's donation page on the GOP's online fundraising platform WinRed, donors are opted into making monthly donations and told: "We need to know we haven't lost you to the Radical Left. If you UNCHECK this box,* we will have to tell Trump you're a DEFECTOR & sided with the Dems**."

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/08/politics/nrcc-prechecked-boxes-trump-defector/index.html

The grift continues.

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Seems pretty clear that Trump needs Big Tech more than Big Tech needs Trump.

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he did exactly this. But you guys are the ones whining about it.

How about...just dont go there? if you dont want to donate, then dont.

Why do you feel the need to control what I choose to see and who can speak to me online?

Just create your own platform and whine there, plus suck the money from your base.

It's a win-win for everyone.

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The former “Insurrectionist-in-Chief” is a disgrace and a complete fraud.

His attempts, and the ones of his cult followers, have tried and failed to destroy democracy in the United States of America.

Enough already.

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he did exactly this. But you guys are the ones whining about it.

A platform?lol Nah, he created a blog, like a lot of high schoolers do. Well done Donald, it must have been very difficult to make a blog.

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so he created a blog. why do you care and why are you so sad you cant comment there?

its just a blog, that isnt for you. Feeling left out?

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Why do you feel the need to control what I choose to see and who can speak to me online?

If you are a Trump person you have to go to....

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

...in order to "save America"

If not then Trump would question your loyalty.

The Left is putting AMERICA LAST! I need all hands on dead if we're going to SAVE AMERICA!

(Trump demanding money on his website)

Will you give to Trump or is it just all talk?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The far right playing the victims again. Pointed out that it's a money grabbing scam and there's no actual freedom of speech on the site (apart from 45). The response?

45ists: Stop controlling me, libs!

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Blacklabel: he did exactly this. But you guys are the ones whining about it.

I said it was a win-win.

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its just a blog, that isnt for you. Feeling left out?

Did you give money to Trump? Only real Trump people give money to Trump. The rest are just talkers. If you want to save the country from Hillary then Trump is demanding money on his site. The minimum he is asking is 50 dollars but don't be a Trump Cheapie. The Max is $5,000 and if you are a REAL Trump person when you should go for the max. Yes, you will have $5,000 less but at least you won't die from Socialism. Go to...

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

and GIVE!!

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Blacklabel

you could make a donnyation with some of the winnings you made from the elections. You said that was big.

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And I have donated, the maximum amount, of course.

Yes! We have a winner who donated $5,000. That's DOING and NOT TALKING. I'm proud of you. But is it recurring? Are you giving $5,000 every month? Remember this is about saving the USA from the Hillary Socialists. This is life or death. It's actually worth a lot more than $5,000 monthly. In fact I would give my life savings to Trump if I followed him. Because if Hillary remains in charge you will die from socialism anyway and can't enjoy that money. When you give to Trump that means you give money to the future. But it also means you must give money to Trump in the future, by recurring payments to Trump.

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Back in the 1920s, the government of Germany banned one charismatic speaker (who was saying terrible things) from using public radio to communicate with the masses. That man took his show on the road by car and gave live speeches from place to place from small villages to cities and became more popular than ever. Is history repeating itself? Thankfully, Trump is pretty old, so his time is limited.

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all this whining over a tiny little blog and some voluntary donations. Sad.

Last time out Trump took folks for a ride on their credit cards thinking they were making a single donnyation but soon discovered multiple ones taken against their credit cards. Before that, there was the Trump Uni which took the students for a ride. Trump is a crook.

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bass4funnk

not one conservative torched a building or uprooted statues.

Have you already forgotten Jan 6 when conservatives invaded the Capitol Building and attacked the Capitol cops causing #¥$30 million of damages and stealing personal property? More than 300 of those armed thugs have been arrested and charged and squealing like fat pigs they are.

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Such violent rhetoric.

Speaking of last years liberal destruction spree across the nation…

Anyway, you'd have to ask a liberal.

I do, then they deflect as usual.

What is this agenda, exactly?

Making sure the Marxist policies of the left don’t further consume the nation

Evidently, as his new website doesn't allow for any.

Yes, you can, but liberals have Twitter so..

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Trump businesses have lost money since his election defeat and he has cut back on his spending, including no more fake tan cream.

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Yes, you can, but liberals have Twitter so..

No that's what Trump had but he lost it. He now has a joke of a platform now. And did you give your money to Trump?

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Last month, a couple were having their wedding reception at Trump's Florida club. They were amazed when he appeared in their reception room. Until he took to the stage and started talking about himself. So sad.

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