Some good news seems to be on the horizon. Former president Donald Trump told Fox News Digital that his team is asking Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, to reverse their ban and allow him access to both social media platforms.
The New York Post obtained the letter sent by Trump campaign counsel to Meta leadership asking for the accounts to be unlocked. It read in part, “[W]e believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse. We also believe that a continued ban would basically constitute…a deliberate effort by a private company to silence Mr. Trump’s political voice. Moreover, every day that President Trump’s political voice remains silenced furthers an inappropriate interference in the American political and election process.” With all we know now, it’s clear this was and is the point of the ban.
Back in November, Elon Musk reinstated the Trump account on the Twitter platform. It was disappointing when, at the time, Trump and his representatives noted that he wasn’t interested in going back to Twitter, that his platform, Truth Social, would be his sole interest.
This was concerning as any campaign for the presidency must utilize all access to the American people, including being on Twitter and Facebook. His interest in returning to Facebook is a very good sign that he and his team understand the importance of being on those platforms especially for a man against whom legacy media will do all they can to limit or distort his message.
With the “Twitter Files” revelations, courtesy of Elon Musk’s commitment to transparency, we have begun to comprehend the extent of government collusion with the old regime at Twitter. It is now undeniable that the suppression of information, suspension of individuals, and censorship of ideas was not well-meaning or meant to help improve the American experience.
Part of what we’ve learned is many of the censorship decisions made by Big Tech were at the behest of the FBI and others with a partisan investment in controlling information and silencing political opponents. Naked political malevolence informed the Twitter censorship environment, and we should presume that the banning of then-President Donald Trump from Twitter and Facebook fit into that category.
Hopefully, with the GOP-led the House of Representatives planning to investigate the issue, we will learn the extent of the collusion between federal law-enforcement agencies and social media. This is not a shallow errand, but an investigation into what many argue was an effort to disrupt and even subvert an American election via control of social mass media.
When asked for his response to the Twitter Files revelations, Speaker of house Kevin McCarthy told Fox News, “We’re going to do more than just subpoena them. We’re going to change the course of where the FBI is today. Every day we learn something more…” Either we do it now, or it will never get done.
Holding the FBI and the bureaucratic establishment accountable for what they’ve done is key, and Trump returning to social media is one way the American people can be assured that malign political interference with our constitutional rights will no longer be tolerated.
Trump always had a special impact on social media due in large part to his transparency, policy ideas, and engaging the American people as his partners to bring our nation back to greatness and prosperity. Part of his 2016 campaign and his presidency was about elevating the forgotten man and woman. After just two years of the Biden administration, we have learned just how aggressive the Democrats and the establishment itself remain committed to squashing the voice and relevance of ordinary Americans.
No matter the pretexts they use, Trump’s influence and impact is the reason he was banned in the first place. With all that we have learned through the Twitter Files, it’s clear that action taken at the behest of the FBI and other allies of the Democrats was meant to punish a political opponent and destabilize the information flow to the American people. All of this is geared to keeping us in the dark and unable to assess information with clarity and transparency.
Trump’s other social media crime was his elevation of ordinary Americans by re-tweeting comments by regular Americans, promoting books by the well-known and by those just starting out, and linking to articles from a wide variety of sources beyond those approved by the establishment. Using social media, Trump brought the platforms back to their original promise: elevating the voices of the forgotten man and woman in real time. Elon Musk, thank goodness, is now continuing that mission.
The goal of the left has always been to isolate people, to keep us from gathering and participating in society, to make sure we do not find out that our opinions matter and that we are not alone. Their desperation is so great they have been reduced to smearing tens of millions of Americans as terrorists or bigots. Their effort to keep Trump from being able to reach the American people speaks to their commitment to strangling not just our freedom of expression but freedom itself. This is why Trump’s return to Twitter and Facebook matters—it’s a shout from the highest townhall mountains that we are a free society, that the voices of ordinary Americans and their defenders matter, and it serves as a blow to the tiny tyrants who are on a mission to “fundamentally transform” our country.
He would do a lot better in the public eye if he would just get a filter between his brain and his mouth. Most of what the average citizen hates him for is for things he’s said that didn’t even need to be said. He needs a coach to help him with his image. Best President in my lifetime, but way too many people hate even his name for him to be able to succeed now. Sad, because we need a man like him to take control.
Thank you Tammy Bruce, always a pleasure reading your thoughts on AMAC News.
I will paste a sentence from this article that really stood out to me on a otherwise well written short story where peace & common sense are concerned with respect to President Trump, arguably the most influential US President in recent history that goes back well over 50 years if not all time…
” No matter the pretexts they use, Trump’s influence and impact is the reason he was banned in the first place.”
All the best,
PS: MAGA & AMERICA FIRST…
The FBI has become so politically biased, it needs a Constitutional revamping. One good start is a term limits on the head of the FBI as well as a Constitutional provision that during his/her term of office, he/she cannot be removed/fired without a majority vote of supporting such action with both parties.in support of such action. I would suggest a term limit of 10 -15 years???
What kind of weed are you smoking Hal-?
Not sure what you are articulating here, sadly enough. :~(
You must be joking.
Term limit? I’ve never voted for the head of the FBI. It’s a job and if the big man likes him he can keep it. There’s a shake up coming there, the country doesnt trust them any more.
I certainly agree with the basic idea of this article, but personally I believe that Trump would serve the American people and the election process better if he would bow out of the 2024 Presidential race. He will only succeed in dividing the Republican Party and thus weaken the conservative bid. He’s endured much over the years, but we need a new face and fresh message in our country. So far, it seems that DeSantis could be that person.
Also, Nicki Haley should leave well enough alone.
TRUTH! Sad, but true.
And just where does McCarthy think all the committee investigations will lead? I’ll tell you —
straight to Merrick Garland’s partisan, corrupt DOJ, that’s where, and where it will end without anything further being done.
Yes, a few of us have been stating this obvious truth for months now, but it seems no one wants to listen. Instead it seems most people prefer to live in the fantasy, that somehow a corrupt and compromised DOJ and FBI are magically going to begin doing their jobs because these House committees ask. This only ends in one of two ways and so far we are on the business as usual track. Take care.
The empire of Righteousness which freedom is apart of, is the heritage of God through Jesus Christ. We will stand and defend our covenant with our father for our people of which MAGA is all about.
Ever watch a house cat stalk a potential meal? It rarely announces its presence by making quick moves and loud noises. Some politicians should gain some insight by observing animals proficient at stalking prey and gaining the ultimate satisfaction.
PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP IS THE GREATEST IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!! HE WILL WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSE THAT WAS STOLEN FROM HIM IN ‘20 BY SCUMBAG BIDEN AND HIS DEM THUGS. THE BORDER WILL BE THE #1 ISSUE AND “PRESIDENT 45/47” WILL COMPLETE HIS BORDER WALL ONCE DENIED HIM BY LYING DEM DIRTBAGS AND THE WORTHLESS GOP WHO SHAMELESSLY TOSSED HIM OUT. SCREW DEMS! SCREW GOP! TRUMP AND MAGA ALL THE WAY IN ‘24!!!!!
Wrong wrong wrong. Donald J Trump is the worst president in American history. Trump is not even legit because he cheated in 2016 with the help of Russia and Putin. Trump lied and abused and hated and stole from the American people. Biden is only a middle of the road president because he keeps surrendering to the right. America needs a president like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who is a true progressive. AOC would be wonderful and would undo all of the rotten things Trump did to America and lead America into a bright prosperous future.
Ha, ha, ha! You’re such a jokester! :’o)
This is either good sarcasm or effective use of psychedelic mushrooms….
Neither Robert. It is a demonstration of the level of ignorance and political indoctrination that the left in this country has been allowed to achieve in the younger generations by the apathy of the majority of Americans over the last 50 years. He is the end result of over a 100 years of planning by the American socialist and communist movements in this country, that refer to themselves as “Progressives”.
Whoever the person calling themselves Greg E today actually happens to be, he is merely representative of the end product the left has hoped to achieve since the early 1900s. A dumbed down, emotionally crippled generation of functional illiterates that crave what they think socialism or communism is. They have no idea what either is really like and by the time they learn that lesson, they will be powerless to correct their fatal mistake. They will happily surrender their rights, freedoms and lives in exchange for the promise of supposedly unlimited free stuff that others will be forced to pay for. The details don’t matter, because they haven’t been taught how to think and reason. They just parrot whatever talking points their superstars of the left happen to spew on a daily basis. It sounds good, so it must be true. Of course reality won’t play out as they think it will and the end result will be what always occurs under socialism or communism.
Ya know, whenever I do any Spring cleaning at my place, I get rid of those things that are worthless and just taking up space. Does that give you any ideas?
Great minds think alike.
Or someone desperate for attention. He’s succeeded in that.
If you’re from the Babylon Bee, you’re forgiven your absurd comment. If not, you need to go try a nice big dose of fentanyl, for all our sakes.
Bill Brock and yourself are both too extreme in your assessment of Trump. Your accusations about Trump are off the charts and completely unwarranted (Your claims cannot be substantiated.) As far as your plug for AOC, she would take this country over the edge of socialistic ruin. Under her leadership this country, with what greatness remains, would be dismantled and soon disappear.
A title for your post might fit as follows: “From Russia with Love!”
You are So wrong!
This is one of those times when as a Christian, I have to remind myself that God so loved the world that He gave His Son to die for our sins that we might have eternal life with Him, even for Greg E.
What are you smoking?
I will assume you are just attempting to be funny or sarcastic.
Where are you looking to be led, Greg E, seems like straight to hell
Now you’re just messing with us. Nobody that is interested in a conservative website is that stupid. Who are you really Greg E? You’re from The View arent you. Trying to get a socialist word in and get a rise out of the Americans.
You have forgotten that President Reagan was also a great President.
Since I do not not partake in any of these worldwide talk-a-thons, I don’t care.
Also, whatever Trump states in these buffoonfests will be used to berate him.
Now, if Musk were running for pres ( idea ?) he would own his own social app.
Wait . Musk does.
Musk was not born in the USA so he cannot run for president
That seems to be no problem … Obama wasn’t contrained by that provision!!!
O bummer wasn’t either
Donald J Trump should be jailed and then deported and have all his money taken away.
For what? The crime of making America great again?
Making America a hateful country and committing enough crimes to fill an encyclopedia.
You’re talking about the Obamas and the Bidens,
Don’t leave out the Clinton Crime Corporation!
Hillary: “Crime, what crime? We’ve never been convicted of Anything!”
And that’s the problem.
Jay, you left out the Clintons.
Hurry Greg, Part III of your Progressive-Socialist training course is about to begin.
It will cover the topics of:
After class, refreshments and Mao T-shirts will be dispensed.
Greg e communist doesn’t even deserve a reply
Greg, go find an EV charging station. Now, stick your hand in the charger and keep it there for 3 minutes. Some good electro-shock therapy might snap you out of it. Deranged moron.
Maybe YOU should be jailed, deported, and have all your money taken away; along with your other anti American socialists. When are you sheep going to realize that the accusations against Trump are political mudslinging? Don’t you think that, as much as they despise that man, if he really broke any laws he would be in prison; or at least in a courtroom fighting for his innocence? You ‘re an idiot.
Social media should stop banning people regardless of political affiliation. Fred speech is so important to how the nation functions.
You are lying lol
“Fred speech is so important to how the nation functions.”
Fred, what do you have to say about that?
Don’t forget Obama said his goal was to fundamentally changing America, Well look around, while they have been caught providing and holding them accountable will take time. All because of the bureaucracy of this administration and behind the scenes Obama￼.
Free speech is crucial. We need to hear/read the ideas that can form our future for the best outcome. Go, Elon, Come on Facebook!
FB, Twitter, Google and the other social media platforms censored everything that didn’t meet their agenda; i.e. keeping President Trump from getting re-elected and forcing Joe Biden down our throats. They probably had a hand in the voter fraud, too.
“Get off their liberal butts”
Not liberal takes orders from you [email protected]&$ lol
lol? You wanna laugh? Go look in a mirror; there’s the joke!
“You wanna laugh go look in the mirror”
Every time I want to laugh I remember conservatives stand for family but they have the highest divorce rates lol
Excellent article! Trump definitely needs to get back on as many social media platforms as possible. If he is limited to TruthSocial, he’s preaching to the choir. And as far as voting is concerned, the Lefties want the conservatives to think that their vote doesn’t count. That’s part of their plan. If we don’t vote, we’re defeated before we’ve even begun. Go Elon Musk!
I believe Musk has allowed him back on Twitter. It is just FB and Instagram that need to get off their liberal butts and let him back.
You are wrong. Trump needs to be dragged to jail, have his assets confiscated, and be deported.
Get lost, you moronic troll.
And you need to get education level above the third grade!!!!
I don’t think he made it out of pre school without being indoctrinated
Trump, if physically up to the rigors of the Presidency, more than deserves a reprieve from the rigged election that put Joe Hidin’ Biden in office. But he needs a supporting partisan majority in the Congress to pinch off the nauseating and distracting that the DemocRats put out in his first term.
Yes, that stupid thing in Davos said the first thing was to take down all who disagreed with them. That’s why they don’t want Trump in the first place. All of those people aren’t elected for anything and shouldn’t be listened to at ALL! However, they are running the world. It’s a scary time we are living in.
Trump was not a legit president because he cheated in 2016 with the help of Russia and Putin. Trump should be jailed, have all his assets confiscated, and be deported.
Well… I thought you were just kidding with all your comments but now I realize you’re simply a fool. Greg E – YOU are what’s wrong with America!
I actually don’t think he is American
Good Kool Aid this morning? That myth has long been proven a lie like everything else coming from a Democrat mouth. Go back to trolling Twitter.
If is truly amazing how uninformed a person can be …. your post is a classic example of nonsense.
Why do you think that Trump quit supplying the un with money and he also pulled out of the un? First thing that phony that was selected president in 2020 did was turn that all around
He should be allowed back on FB and Instagram. My president always!
Trump is not even a legit president because he cheated in 2016 with the help of Russia and Putin. The United States desperately needs a president like AOC.
Are you going to pepper every posting with stupid?
Yeah, he will. Fascists think if they repeat their lies often enough, they become truth.
Bacteria is more deserving of life than the likes of Greg.
Well, well, Greg, the Leftist moron, actually got his dysfunctional two brain cells to function long enough to copy & paste his insane dribble.
Your post flies in the face of what is going on with Russia in the present. Seems like Biden is heavily sidin’ with the Ruskies against Ukraine … and that is in spite of the crooked influence he had in meddling with the Ukraine pre-Presidency,.