The Facebook Oversight Board’s recent decision to make Donald Trump’s ban from the platform permanent should come as no surprise: the body is overwhelmingly comprised of left-wing, “Never Trump” activists and individuals on the payroll of George Soros.
Among its members are six individuals linked to organizations that are heavily funded by the progressive megadonor George Soros, former aides to Kamala Harris, and Obama administration alumni. And beyond retaining anti-Trump institutional affiliations, many board members have harshly criticized the former president.
Comments unearthed in June of 2020 highlight the board’s explicit anti-Trump bias:
Nicolas Suzor: I love this! “Teen Vogue vs Trump; American Vogue vs Hitler”
Tawakkol Karman: “Unfortunately I don’t trust Trump because I generally don’t trust racist people.
“Today, the Oversight Board upheld Facebook’s suspension of former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. As we stated in January, we believe our decision was necessary and right, and we’re pleased the board has recognized that the unprecedented circumstances justified the exceptional measure we took,” commented Facebook on the board’s most recent exercise of its power.