The popular social network Facebook removed an interview with the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, which was published on Tuesday on that platform by the profile of his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.
Facebook cited the suspension of the former president of the social network and shows to what extent the administration of the service is willing to not give Trump visibility, a decision that is based on the riots in the US Capitol on January 6, when it was officially certified the votes for the election of current President Joe Biden.
Throughout the electoral campaign, Trump did not recognize the results of the elections and insisted on the thesis of massive fraud, allegedly encouraging an insurrection that took its worst form on January 6 in Washington, the day that the former president's supporters stormed the Capitol and confronted the police. The events caused the death of five people.
After the incident, social networks determined to suspend Trump's accounts, through which he constantly assured that he had won the elections by vast difference, without his campaign managing to present any solid proof of such a claim.
On his Instagram, Lara Trump published a message he had received about the withdrawal of the video interviewing the former president. The email warned him that content posted on Facebook and Instagram featuring President Trump's voice is currently not allowed on our platform and will be removed if posted, creating additional limitations in the accounts that published it.
A company spokeswoman confirmed to NBC News the veracity of the email. For his part, Lara Trump mockingly criticized the decision of the social network. Wow, he said on Instagram, To Orwell's 1984, we're one step closer, referring to the dystopian novel by British writer George Orwell, whose content speaks about matters such as inspection of power and suppression.
Trump was banned from Facebook a day after the incidents on Capitol Hill. The company then said that the exclusion would be indefinite. On the other hand, the social network Twitter was more severe in its decision and communicated that the former president's suspension would be permanent.
Lara Trump is married to Eric Trump, one of the former president's sons. She is a television presenter and producer and was the main head of the electoral campaign in favor of Trump's re-election.
In September 2020, she visited the emblematic Versailles restaurant in Miami, a place covered with meanings for the Cuban exile in that city, seeking to win sympathy among that community in the face of the elections.
Since leaving the White House, Trump has settled on his Mar-a-Lago property, located in Palm Beach, Florida, with few public appearances. Recently, he launched an official website to keep in touch with his supporters and inform them of his office work.
Days earlier, his senior adviser, Jason Miller, announced that the former president would launch in two or three months a new platform that "will completely redefine the game" and, he said, "will attract tens of millions of people."
I think we will see President Trump return to social media in probably two or three months with his platform. And this is something that I believe will be the hottest ticket on social media. He said, It will completely reshape the game, and everyone will be waiting to see what President Trump does.