“Mr. Trump is subject to the same rules on Facebook as everyone else, but they were not justified in taking him down indefinitely,” Facebook Oversight Board Co-chair Michael McConnell had said.
“They did not provide any reasons for that,” and “that was wrong,” he added. “Their rules are a shambles. They are not transparent. They are unclear and are internally inconsistent.”
Vivek Ramaswamy, the author of Woke, Inc., appeared on Fox News to share his opinion about the Facebook Oversight Board’s ruling on former President Trump’s account.
“I think that this self-criticism was just a veneer, it’s a smokescreen designed to create this air of legitimacy around their decision when in fact they did exactly what Mark Zuckerberg wanted to do — they reinforced the decision that Facebook made to effectively take the voice away from the 45th president of the United States,” Ramaswamy said when asked to share his opinion.
“I think that we should see through this for what it is. President Trump should take this case not to Facebook’s sham corporate Supreme Court. He should take it to the real U.S. Supreme Court,” he added.
“I actually think he has a potentially groundbreaking legal theory that can’t decide whether these companies aren’t like normal private companies,” Ramaswamy continued. “They’re effectively doing the bidding of Democrats in Congress who have threatened them with regulation and reprisal if they don’t go out and censor content that they, as Democrats, don’t want to see and they get them through section 230 to immediately go out and do it.”
“That’s a combination of a stick and a carrot that turns this private action into really state-like action that’s governed by the First Amendment,” Ramaswamy said. “I think Trump should take it all the way to the real U.S. Supreme Court.”
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