Published: Thu, April 01, 2021
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Lara Trump slams 'Orwellian' Facebook for taking down her interview with Donald

Lara Trump slams 'Orwellian' Facebook for taking down her interview with Donald

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.

Donald Trump was banned from Facebook shortly after the January 6 attacks at the Capitol. CEO Mark Zuckerberg cited the risk of ongoing violence for the decision.

She was apparently swiftly cautioned by Facebook that anything posted "in the voice of President Trump" is not now allowed on Facebook or Instagram and would be subject to removal.

Shortly after the video went up on her Facebook and Instagram pages, it was pulled down. In his case, the message simply reminded the accounts associated with the former president that Donald Trump was banned from the platform and that all content posted on Facebook and Instagram "in [his] voice" will be removed and the accounts publishing it will be penalised.

Lewandowski's words follow Trump's comments earlier this month that he and his team were working on setting up a new social media site.

"In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the account", an email from "Katelyn" read.

Fox News announced this week that it would bring Lara Trump into the fold, hiring the member of the Trump family on as a paid contributor.

Facebook, Instagram and YouTube swiftly followed suit, handing out permanent bans to the former president, siphoning off his ability to communicate efficiently with his supporters.

A review of more than 6,000 of Trump's posts on Facebook from 2020 by progressive watchdog group Media Matters released in February 2021 found that more than one-fourth of them included lies about the 2020 election, COVID-19 misinformation or "extreme rhetoric about his critics".

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