As we all know, social media companies are totally on the up and up and just want to protect our safety and information. Okay, that's a big croc of smelly stuff, but Facebook's latest move concerning former President Donald Trump couldn't be any more obvious if they slapped people in the face before telling them about it.
Facebook said on their Newsroom blog that "if conditions permit" Trump will be suspended from his account for two years in total from the time of his initial suspension. The Big Tech oligarch just came up with a "new" system for suspensions in "exceptional cases" that will conveniently see Trump suspended until January 2023, or just weeks after the 2022 midterm elections.
Here's part of what Nick Clegg, VP of Global Affairs, wrote in regards to Trump's suspension:
We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr. Trump’s accounts. Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols. We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year.
The timing of when Trump can be reinstated is totally a coincidence and in no way meant to affect any big event that might be happening about two months prior.
The social media companies aren't even hiding that they think their users are stupid anymore.
H/T: New York Times