To Former First Lady Michelle Obama: No, Trump Should Not Be Banned from Social Media for Life
To Former First Lady Michelle Obama: No, Trump Should Not Be Banned from Social Media for Life by Michael L. Brown for Ask Dr Brown
It’s one thing to debate whether Twitter and Facebook were right to block President Trump’s account in the immediate aftermath of the storming of the Capitol on Tuesday. I would argue that the move was unjustified, being yet another example of Big Tech overreach and censorship. On the other hand, in the heat of the moment, and with fear that the president could incite rioters, an argument could be made for a temporary block. But to ban him for life? On what grounds?
Well, according to former First Lady Michelle Obama, because he is “infantile and unpatriotic.”
As reported in a very cutting article on Red State, “Former First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday called on Big Tech companies to permanently ban President Donald Trump from their social media platforms — principally because he’s ‘infantile and unpatriotic.’”
She posted her comments on social media in the immediate aftermath of the storming of the Capitol on Tuesday, laying the blame for the day’s events at the feet of President Trump. She also managed to bring race into the discussion as well, alleging that had the protestors and rioters been black, they would have met with much different resistance from the police.
Specifically, she gave these recommendations regarding the president: “Now is the time,” she wrote, “for those who voted for this president to see the reality of what they’ve supported – and publicly and forcefully rebuke him and the actions of that mob.”
She continued, “Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior – and go even further than they have by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection.”