Facebook Was Right To Ban Trump For 'Egging On' Violent Capitol Mob, Says Board Member

Trump 'put himself in this bed, and he can sleep in it,” former federal judge Michael McConnell told Chris Wallace.

5/10/2021 7:22:00 AM

Trump 'put himself in this bed, and he can sleep in it,” former federal judge Michael McConnell told Chris Wallace.

Trump 'put himself in this bed, and he can sleep in it,” former federal judge Michael McConnell told Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday.'

Sunday.”Then-President Trump issued incendiary statements “as a mob was rampaging through the Capitol, as members of Congress were cowering in fear, as the rioters were threatening Vice President Pence’s life,” McConnell said.He made “perfunctory [calls] asking for peace, but mostly he was just egging them on,” McConnell added.

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As the mob was overrunning Capitol police,calling for politicians to be hanged, Trump hailed rioters on Facebook as “great patriots” and “special people.” He indicated in a post that such violence was to be expected when a “sacred landslide election victory ... is stripped away,” referring to his lie that the presidential election was rigged. Trump also again baselessly declared in a Facebook video: “The was a fraudulent election.”

This is a “plain violation of Facebook’s rules against praising dangerous individuals and organizations at a time of violence,” McConnell explained. “Mr. Trump is subject to the same rules on Facebook as everyone else. The Oversight Board held that this headtopics.com

, and thus Facebook was justified in taking them [Trump’s comments] down.”The Oversight Board ruled last week that Trump had “created an environment where a serious risk of violencewas possible” with his posts during the riot.McConnell, a constitutional law professor at Stanford University and former federal judge, said the decision was not a violation of Trump’s First Amendment rights because free speech protections do not apply to privately owned platforms. “He’s customer,” said McConnell. “No judge in the country would rule” in favor of the former president on free speech, he noted.

McConnell, however, also chided Facebook on Fox for its lack of transparency on rules and enforcement.“Their rules are a shambles,” he told Wallace. “They are not transparent, they are unclear, they are internally inconsistent. So we made a series of recommendations about how to make their rules clearer and more consistent. The hope is that they will use the next few months to do that.”

When it upheld Facebook’s ban on Trump, the board also ruled that it was“not appropriate” for Facebook to impose the “indeterminate and standardless penaltyof indefinite suspension” because there’s no provision to do so in Facebook’s current rules. The company must “reexamine” its decision to ban Trump within six months.

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What? Trump the guy that wanted to get rid of corruption increase productivity and decrease taxes? Yeah that’s pretty shitty 🙄 I know Mike McConnell and he’s a fair, conservative man. This is so refreshing to here from the country’s preeminent constitutional scholar. Cc:LouiseMensch LincolnsBible who

Unfortunately landscaping, I don’t think Vladimir will agree with you. I do though, if only in the big picture my opinion is is very small pixel. Bring it on sedition it’s.., I hope someday his Ghost that Trump had made would following him and make him jump along the strteet. Partisanshit paper Some good coming out of bad as Zuckerberg's FaceBook forced to tidy up act

The department of Justice should be investigating this- That is no yoke! Ah good to see huff post consistently posting blatant lies.

Facebook’s Trump Ban Shows Platform’s ‘Rules Are In Shambles,' Oversight Board Co-Chair SaysI'm a reporter at Forbes focusing on markets and finance. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I double-majored in business journalism and economics while working for UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School as a marketing and communications assistant. Before Forbes, I spent a summer reporting on the L.A. private sector for Los Angeles Business Journal and wrote about publicly traded North Carolina companies for NC Business News Wire. Reach out at jponcianoforbes.com. Or the other perspective is: Liars must not be promoted. Facebook twitter has become an ultra-Bolshevik political neo-Marxist personnel platform that will allow only one political opinion. It’s a witch hunt not about rules! Stop putting disclaimers on everything with Trump’s name tied to it. If I want to fact check anything I will do my own research!

Another Defeat for the tRUMP Administration! ☝🏿😂🇺🇸 Snapple RealFacts I tried to play this video but it says its private. Whats up? 👏🏿🧐🇺🇸 Trump is the antichrist. People need to realize that. FK treasonous Trump murphyb849 Everything has consequences some come very early some just early. Violent like when they weren’t armed and then just turned around and went home? That violent mob?

Why are we still talking about this Hitlerish Stalinist fella? May we never again experience him. America is better than that, way better than the treasonous Republicans would have us believe Total BS. Then every Democrat needs to be banned for egging on the 2020 peaceful riots Does Trump charge a squatter's fee for all the cimex lectularia who take up residence and sleep in his beds? Does Trump reimburse guests for medical treatment for the transmissible arboviruses they get from the pests?

Threats against members of Congress have more than doubled this year, Capitol Police sayThreats against members of Congress have more than doubled this year, US Capitol Police say. The biggest threat is tRump... I think Americans are way beyond Covid exhaustion. We're getting fed up with the way this Country has been led. We're oppressed, depressed & extremely stressed! Elected officials turn the other cheek or battle bills that should pass. Perhaps Congress should hear it's people! 🧐

Facebook should offer the failed former guy who lost the 2020 presidential election by a 306-232 electoral landslide this deal: we’ll let you back on if you loudly and publicly concede losing fairly to JoeBiden, and any reneging on that concession leads to an immediate ban. God I hate that ugly fat face.

With all the s**t that's going on, t***p is whining about being banned off Facebook. Didn't he say he was going to start his own 'platform'? HALF A BRAIN 🧠😜😳 That’s what happens when dumbfuck puts both foot in pie hole. I'm really tired of reading about tRump. He's banned off twitter for a reason. I can not fathom why Huffington Post keeps going on and on day after day with tRump this tRump that...break free. You're just as obsessed with him as his cult. PresidentBiden

Can we just stop posting pictures and articles about him. You're just giving him what he wants, attention. judges in this country is part of regime. we can't talk any independence after all courts refused to hear frauds lawsuits. they stripped us of right on justice by command from single center. So do we now ban the current administration for what's happening in Portland, Oregon. Or do we just enforce the double standard again?

Stop putting this trash on my time line

Analysis: Kevin McCarthy is pushing Liz Cheney out for saying almost exactly what he said after January 6On January 12, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney announced that she would vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the violent insurrection as the US Capitol six days earlier. The face of a coward right there. I don’t know how Kevin McCarthy and most of the Republicans can look at themselves in the mirror without total disgust. They have sold themselves out to Trump. And Trump would turn on them in a second.

And the fake news media gets caught lying yet again. Good thing he's banned on twitter, if he saw that pic he would lose it. Wrong TrumpsWERETreason

Why Trump Should Embrace His Facebook And Twitter BansSocial media is a key tool in modern political campaigns. But some strategies suggest the deplatforming could actually benefit the president if he played the situation correctly. Sad Why you should stop paying attention to this guy here are 100 reasons why Shut up.

Facebook’s ongoing ban for Trump threatens to ‘hobble’ his potential 2024 White House run, analyst saysFacebook's continued ban on Donald Trump could end up hurting the former president's political career. Trump’s 2020 campaign spent an estimated $160 million on Facebook ads, and the social network provided a way to reach donors all over the country. Of course it will hurt him. We let facebook and twitter do whatever they want to control our country. Russian interference, take a seat over there. I guess it will come down to the fact if FB wants it’s next 160M or not. “Well campaigns are kind a not so ...well... you know what I mean , but what the hack. We are here to help, democracy and all and kind of things “ says Facebook Why is this a debate? Ban him, ban his families, ban his dog, anything Trump should be banned and removed from society. It’s toxic!