Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says former President Trump should be allowed back on social media
As we all know, President Trump was banned across social platforms following the January 6 riot at U.S. Capitol. Now the former President received support from an unlikely ally, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. We applaud Mr. Gates for standing up for free speech even though he and the former President may not see eye to eye on a range of issues.
In an interview with CNBC, Gates said “Trump should probably be allowed back on social media.” Below is a Twitter video of the interview.
On January 6, Facebook and Twitter locked the social accounts of the former President. In a tweet, Facebook said: ”
“We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.”
The decisions of Facebook and Twitter further demonstrate the power of Big Tech companies and the end of free speech. It’s also a reminder that Big Tech censorship is alive and well. If Twitter can ban the account of a sitting president, it can surely ban anyone from its platform as long as tech companies continue to be protected under the Section 230 rule.
Below is how Twitter explained its decision:
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.”