Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’ll Remove Trump Speech When It Violates Our Standards

August 19th, 2020 2:39 PM

With only a few months left before the presidential election, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg claimed that the platform is prepared to remove posts from President Donald Trump to fight what the platform has deemed misinformation and hate speech. 

Sandberg said in an August 18 interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC that the platform is prepared to take action if the president violates its Community Standards

“Well, when the president violates our hate speech standards or gives false information about voter suppression or coronavirus, it comes down,” said Sandberg when asked if Facebook will “be more aggressive about monitoring the president’s speech”.

Sandberg was not asked what would happen if Democratic nominee Joe Biden violated the same rules. 

To be clear, Sandberg did not claim that posts currently on Trump’s Facebook page will be removed, but that his future posts would be taken down if they violated the platform’s rules. Sandberg, and Facebook by extension, appear to assume that these violations are inevitable.

Facebook’s attempts to combat “misinformation” and “hate speech” may appear well- intentioned, but the platform’s so-called fact-checkers are approved by the liberal Soros-funded Poyner Institute. The platform has also not deplatformed T. Raja Singh, an Indian politician who has reportedly called for violence against Rohingya Muslims, according to The Wall Street Journal

The platform recently restricted the Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC, from running ads on the platform. It also removed a video of Trump claiming that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus. 

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