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Facebook continues Trump’s ban, will review down the road

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Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld former President Trump’s suspension, announcing on Wednesday to continue his ban that began in January.

After over 100 days since the Capitol riots that led to former President Trump’s suspension, Facebook will be reviewing its decision to indefinitely ban Trump from its platform. This comes after the social media’s Oversight Board slammed leadership for their disproportionate response, saying it was an “indeterminate and standardless penalty.”

In the meantime, Trump launched a site where he can communicate with his followers in tweet-sized statements.

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At first, the board upheld Trump’s suspension. However, they criticized its duration. The board asked that leadership, including Vice President Nick Clegg, review Trump’s suspension.

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As a result, Clegg says they will change the nature of the ban. “We will now consider the board’s decision and determine an action that is clear and proportionate,” Clegg said in a press release. The board gave Facebook six-month-deadline to come to a decision.

According to a press release, the Oversight Board was created in 2020. Board members are allegedly “made up of experts and civic leaders from around the world with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.” No one at Facebook can overrule board decisions, not even Mark Zuckerberg.

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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