Cyberhate

ADL Statement on Facebook Decision To Ban Former President Trump for An Additional Two Years

New York, NY, June 4, 2021 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today responded to the decision by Facebook to suspend former President Donald Trump for an additional two years following his comments inciting violence in the wake of the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director, issued the following statement:

"While banning former President Trump is a step in the right direction, this simply doesn't go far enough. President Trump used Facebook for years to spread hate and disinformation, culminating in inciting a violent insurrection to contest the results of a fair and democratic election.

"This behavior, which indisputably violated Facebook’s standards, merits much more than a two-year suspension. We and the Stop Hate for Profit coalition will push for this to be a permanent ban as we also expect them to take stronger action to combat the onslaught of antisemitic and racist content as well as all forms of hate on the platform."

Earlier this week, ADL wrote a letter to the Facebook Oversight Board showing numerous examples of hate that the social media platform has not removed despite its being flagged, and calling on the board to take action.

 

Cyberhate

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

More from this Section