Facebook, our self-appointed online overloads, have determined that Trump will be suspended for at a minimum of two years before resuming his use of the platform:
BREAKING: Facebook suspends former President Donald Trump’s account for two years following finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. https://t.co/uIFJnsZ6gS
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 4, 2021
First and foremost, this was not a bloodbath. Who has ever heard of an uprising without weapons? Unfortunately, one individual was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer during the riot.
This two-year hiatus may not be the end of the story. The self-appointed overlords will then reevaluate the suspension, according to the Associated Press:
Facebook said it will suspend former President Donald Trump’s accounts for two years following its finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
“At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded. We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post Friday.
On Facebook, Trump’s suspension has meant that his account is essentially in “Facebook jail,” where others can read and comment on past posts, but Trump and other account handlers are unable to post new material. Twitter, by contrast, has permanently banned Trump from its service and there is no trace of his account there.
My guess is they will never let him back on the platform and that Trump won’t care to participate if they do. And it’s all based on a lie anyway, because Trump never suggested people to do anymore than protest on the Capitol grounds.