Twitter remove #DeleteFacebook from trending after Trump ban upheld

Trump still banned... but for how long?

Twitter removed #DeleteFacebook trend with 30K tweets after the Facebook Inc Oversight Board determined that they were right to ban Donald J Trump.

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The Facebook Inc Oversight Board upheld the company’s ban of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for allegedly inciting violence. Twitter is now silencing outraged people and defending Facebook.

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While Donald J Trump was serving as the President of the USA he was suddenly banned from both Facebook and Twitter, a move that has been largely criticised by other foreign leaders. According to US democrats, the mainstream and social media alike, Trump was guilty of inciting violence that lead to the so-called riots at the Capitol on January 6th.

The democrats rallied to impeach Trump, who at the time was not an official, for inciting violence. It was the second time the democrats attempted to impeach Trump in under 2 years, but Trump was ultimately found to be innocent and acquitted for the second time.

Fight like hell (legally)!

The phrase “fight like hell” was used as evidence that that Trump incited violence and insurrection ahead of the January 6th protests. Conservatives accused liberal media of using his quote out of context to push a false narrative which consequentially resulted in him being banned from Facebook and Twitter.

Deleting Facebook

“Our brightest days are before us, our greatest achievements still wait. I think one of our great achievements will be election security because nobody, until I came along, had any idea how corrupt our elections were. And again, most people would stand there at 9:00 in the evening and say, ‘I want to thank you very much,’ and they go off to some other life, but I said, ‘Something’s wrong here. Something’s really wrong. Can’t have happened.’ And we fight. We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country any more,” Trump said at his Pennsylvania rally.

However, the entire transcript, which is available on Reuters, clearly shows that he was talking about fighting for election integrity. He did actually encourage people to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard at the Capitol.

“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” Trump said.

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Furthermore, Trump also asked that his supporters be peaceful and respect law enforcement on January 6th when he tweeted, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”

Despite the plethora of evidence proving that Donald J Trump didn’t incite violence or an insurrection Facebook’s “Oversight Board” have decided that they made the right decision and will continue to uphold the ban. People took to Twitter to let their voices be heard but they also silenced them.

Everyone wants to delete Facebook.

Within hours of Facebook’s announcement #DeleteFacebook was trending worldwide, even here in Australia, with 30K tweets. People were giving instructions on how to properly deactivate and delete your account without Facebook storing your personal information.

The delete Facebook hashtag was originally used by American liberals to threaten the cancellation of Facebook if they decide to restore Trump’s account.

But the #DeleteFacebook hashtag did not go trending until Facebook reaffirmed their decision to uphold Trump’s ban for “inciting violence and insurrection.”

Although the Trump ban was upheld, Facebook now have 6 months to determine a defined penalty and give the former US President a timeframe for his ban.

“It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored,” the Oversight Board ruled. “In applying a vague, standardless penalty and then referring this case to the Board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities. The board declines Facebook’s request and insists that Facebook apply and justify a defined penalty.” 

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