Facebook Removed “President of the United States” Tag From Trump’s Official Facebook Account
WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 24, 2018
The Donald J. Trump Facebook page has 23 million followers. Earlier today the Facebook page recognized Trump as “president of the United States”.
Last year Facebook permanently deleted a major pro-Donald Trump group as the social media platform faced political pressure to crack down on so-called “fake news” in its moderation practices.
Zuckerberg vowed that Facebook has a “special focus on trying to reduce the prevalence of false news in the system.”
Zuckerberg is generating murmurs as a possible presidential candidate against Trump in 2020. Zuckerberg downplayed presidential speculation after his recent very public road trip across America, saying he was merely “doing it to get a broader perspective to make sure we’re best serving our community of almost 2 billion people at Facebook and doing the best work to promote equal opportunity at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.”
Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken out against the policy of the social network, and also said that the majority of media in the US are fake news.
There are many big beautiful, but empty words about freedom of speech in the United States. As an example, we can now cite the latest actions of Facebook.
So, only the government can violate a person's First Amendment rights, however wrong or hateful that person may be. It is known that as private companies, Facebook and YouTube were always free to restrict speech on their properties.
"I think it's a huge issue we're having as a society, because, traditionally we believed we could say whatever you want and have your ideas heard. Now, I think, people all also should have a right to make an argument, even if one is ridiculous, but we don't want to grieve people if they think this is legitimate and historical in the 21st century," Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google researcher, said in an exclusive interview with USA Really.
He also noted that now we live in a time when everything is controlled: what you do, what you write, what you say. And there are no rules in this 'game' except those set by the information giants themselves.
And now it is confirmed once again.