Facebook Removes Video Interview of Trump Citing Indefinite Ban
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Former President Donald Trump was interviewed by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. She posted a clip of the interview on Facebook, however, the media giant quickly removed the post saying any content voiced by Trump would be taken down.
Lara Trump is a Fox News contributor and posted about the interview on her personal account. Soon after, Trump and a group of his close supporters received an email from a Facebook employee which said the content would not be permitted on their site or on Instagram.
Eric Trump posted the email on his personal Instagram.
“This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates,” the email said.
Facebook banned the former president from their platforms in January after the U.S. Capitol insurrection and this action confirms the indefinite nature of the decision.
Lara Trump also posted an email to her Instagram account which mentioned “further limitations.” “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 accounts,” Lara Trump’s post read.