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May 7, 2021

Facebook’s Foolish Ban 🤐

Facebook’s Foolish Ban 🤐

By now you know: Facebook’s ban against former President Donald Trump is being upheld. This is a good opportunity to remind America why censorship is dumb and dangerous—something Facebook’s own leadership used to believe.

Two years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a big speech, saying he and his company “stand for free expression” and think it’s wrong to “censor politicians.” So why are Facebook and other social media companies shutting down debate and discussion between Americans while allowing ads from human trafficking cartels and protecting the profiles of terrorists and dictators? Facebook’s ban is hypocritical, to say the least.

In the words of Ambassador Haley: “This is a gross double standard and it’s why most Americans don’t trust big tech.”

 Kat Cammack via Twitter @Kat_Cammack Instead of censoring conservatives, how about we take on the cartels? In my letter to Facebook, I attached screenshots of ads I personally found w/a simple search for passage to the United States. Their role in the crisis at the border is urgent & must be addressed immediately.

→ Read more: Facebook board upholds Trump ban, demands platform clarify standards (Daily Wire)

→ Read more: White House sides with Facebook on censorship of President Trump (Townhall)

Stop The Covid Mandates, Please …  🤦‍♀️

Will the senseless COVID restrictions ever end? Not if Dr. Anthony Fauci has anything to say about it. 

Yesterday, Fauci defended CDC guidance saying kids must wear masks and socially distance outside at summer camp. An expert at Fauci’s own government agency said these rules are “virtue signaling” at best and “cruel” at worst. So much for science. 

But Americans are fighting back. This week, parents and business owners in Oregon sued the Democrat governor who has kept kids out of classrooms and shuttered mom and pop stores. Americans are sick and tired of government officials and unelected bureaucrats controlling their lives in the pandemic—especially when the rules defy common sense and, yes, science.

We say: Let the kids play this summer. Let the businesses open. Let freedom ring.  

→ Read more: Fauci defends outdoor mask mandates for summer camps: ‘I wouldn’t call them excessive’ (National Review)

→ Read more: Businesses challenge Oregon’s COVID restrictions in suit against governor (Seattle Times)