Wednesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said ” that Facebook upheld its ban on former President Donald Trump because he was “pathologically” continuing to “endanger our democracy.”
Asked if Facebook was violating Trump’s right to free speech, Schiff replied, “No. The First Amendment protects Donald Trump and every American from the government regulating speech. It doesn’t say that private companies need to use their platforms to air patent falsehoods that endanger the country that incite insurrection. So no, I think Facebook is trying to have a consistent policy. At least its oversight board is trying to make sure that it is consistent in how it treats people.”
What Facebook’s leftist overseers have been consistent about is their banning, shadow-banning, and “fact-checking” of right-leaning posters. And Schiff’s accusation that Trump is posting dangerous falsehoods that incite insurrection is a grotesque lie, not to mention the fact that the Facebook is acting in concert with the leftist government, as well as other members of the Big Tech oligarchy, to eliminate their political opponents’ speech on social media platforms — so it absolutely is a free speech issue.
Schiff then had the gall to claim that Trump is endangering our democracy by spreading “the big lie” that Democrats stole the 2020 election, and thus he should be permanently banned. In fact, Schiff wants the truth about the election banned.