For Immediate Release: May 4, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Facebook Oversight Considers Trump Appeal, Florida Law Hits Social Media Censorship of Politicians
Washington, D.C.: “All eyes are on the world of Big Tech censorship through social media this week,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “What began as subtle shadow banning transformed last year into full-blown censorship. The Big Tech overlords began deciding who did and did not deserve a free and public platform!”
The wave of deplatforming in 2020 brought grave concerns to liberals and conservatives alike. From social media and email hosting platforms to web hosting and online sales services, the biggest players in Big Tech canceled countless customers simply because of their political persuasion.
“Americans are fighting back against this unprecedented censorship,” Martin continued. “President Trump has appealed his ban on Facebook’s platform, an appeal that should receive a decision from Facebook’s supposedly independent oversight board this week. The great state of Florida has gone even further — passing a law this week (with Gov. DeSantis’s support) that will fine social media platforms which attempt to ban office holders and candidates for office. Will self-imposed ‘oversight boards’ or quarter-million-dollar-per-day fines sway some companies back from their crazed, woke power grab? All eyes are on Big Tech this week to find out.”