Lara Trump furious after video of interview with Trump gets removed from Facebook: 'A step closer to Orwell's 1984'

'Further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts,' Facebook's alleged warning to her read


                            Lara Trump furious after video of interview with Trump gets removed from Facebook: 'A step closer to Orwell's 1984'
Lara Trump has alleged that Facebook and Instagra are 'banning' Donald Trump's voice (Getty Images)

Lara Trump, wife of Donald Trump's son Eric, used screenshots to allege that Facebook and Instagram are banning posts "in the voice of Donald Trump" from their platforms. The websites could be seen warning her of the ban in the wake of a recent interview she held with the former president.

Lara shared a post with multiple photos of her and Trump from the interview, but the video of the chat itself isn't there on her account. The messages inform her that clips from the said interview have been taken down from Facebook already, and Instagram can be seen issuing a warning that any such footage, should posted, will result in repercussions surrounding “additional limitations on the accounts”.

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The message allegedly from Facebook reads: "We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking: In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts."

The alleged warning allegedly issued by Instagram reads: "I saw on Lara Trump’s Instagram account that she will be hosting an interview with President Donald Trump tonight. Just a reminder that content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed on our platforms (including new posts with President Trump speaking), and will be removed if posted, resulting in additional limitations on accounts that posted it." It adds: "This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates."



 

Lara shared the alleged warnings on her Instagram account on Tuesday, March 31. The post has two photos that are individual screenshots of the warnings sent to her. Captioning the post, Lara remarked "and just like that, we are one step closer to [George] Orwell’s 1984. Wow.”

This extension of the ban to posts 'in the voice of Trump' comes after the social media giants banned the 45th POTUS from their platforms in January 2021. Following allegations that his social media posts incited violence at the US Capitol on January 6, both the platforms banned Donald Trump. YouTube too has limited the former president's reach on the platform, making clear last month that they are not allowing Trump’s full 2021 CPAC speech on their platform unless users add “countervailing viewpoints” about Trump's claims of election fraud.



 

YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi told The Daily Wire that the video violated their “presidential election integrity policy,” implemented back in December 9. "We enforce our Community Guidelines consistently, regardless of speaker or political leaning,” Choi told The Daily Wire. “In accordance with our established presidential election integrity policy, which prohibits content uploaded after the safe harbor deadline claiming widespread fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, we removed this video from Right Side Broadcasting Network. Content featuring footage from CPAC 2021 that does not violate our policies or contains sufficient educational, documentary, scientific and artistic context remains on YouTube.”

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