Facebook says Trump can’t skirt its ban through daughter-in-law’s account

ORLANDO FLORIDA- FEBRUARY 28 Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency

Lara Trump said that Big Tech is trying to "erase" Donald Trump Thursday on 'Fox & Friends, ' after Facebook removed a video of her interviewing the former President.

The Facebook spokeswoman, who spoke on condition that her name not be used, confirmed the email was real but declined to comment.

Responding to the ban, Lara via her Instagram account said, "And just like that, we are one step closer to Orwell's 1984".

Trump was suspended from Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram indefinitely over incitement of violence following the January 6 riot by Trump supporters at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Eric Trump, the President's son and Lara's husband, posted Facebook's warning message publicly, calling it a "slap in the face to 75 million Americans".

According to a second message from Facebook, "content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not now allowed". Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the risks associated with allowing Trump to have a voice on the platform were "simply too great". Twitter banned Trump permanently on January 8, and other internet companies have taken similar actions to "deplatform" Trump.

Whether the ban on Donald Trump will ever be removed by Facebook or Instagram is to be decided by the company's Oversight Board.

The representative added that the restriction applies to all campaign accounts and "former surrogates" like Lara Trump.

After the video was taken down, she moved to Instagram to announce to her followers that the interview would now be on that social media platform.

Former President Donald Trump launched his new website called "45 Office" Monday.



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