Silicon Valley giving President Trump the Alex Jones treatment
Social media companies need to work together to keep President Donald Trump off their platforms, former First Lady Michelle Obama said in a statement.
Condemning the events that unfolded Wednesday at the US Capitol, the wife of former US President Barack Obama blamed a “media apparatus” and the GOP for fanning the flames of Trump-ism.
“The day was a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can’t handle the truth of his own failures,” Obama said in a statement. “And the wreckage lays at the feet of a party and media apparatus that gleefully cheered him on, knowing full well the possibility of consequences likes these.”
Obama, known to some as “Big Mike,” went on to disingenuously portray the summer’s BLM protests as “overwhelmingly peaceful,” and also claimed the president stoked Wednesday’s events to stroke his own ego.
“True progress,” she wrote, “will be possible only once we acknowledge that this disconnect exists and take steps to repair it. And that means coming to grips with the reality that millions voted for a man so obviously willing to burn our democracy down for his own ego.”
Therefore, Big Tech, according to Big Mike, should not only suspend Trump, but move to ban him permanently.
“Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior – and go even further than they have already 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.”
Obama’s message came after numerous social media companies, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, opted to suspend the president’s accounts, accusing him of inciting violence.
On Wednesday, Facebook and Twitter absurdly removed a video message from the president the protesters to remain calm and begin heading home.
“I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anyone hurt.”
Twitter claimed they removed the president’s message and two other tweets “due to risk of violence.