Mark Zuckerberg: Lockdown Protests Are ‘Misinformation’ and I'll Ban Organisers
Not content with banning anything Covid-19 related not officially sanctioned by the Communist Chinese Government via WHO, Zuckerberg will also ban lockdown protest organisers as ‘Misinformation.'
The Facebook CEO confirmed that the posts would be banned to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on a segment of Good Morning America. Stephanopoulos asked Zuckerberg how the company deals “with the fact that Facebook is now being used to organize a lot of these protests to defy social distancing guidelines in states. If somebody trying to organize something like that, does that qualify as harmful misinformation?”
“We do classify that as harmful misinformation and we take that down,” confirmed Zuckerberg, while at the same time saying that it’s important “that people can debate policies.”
Zuckerberg clearly thinks he has more power than President Trump who gave his support to protesters in several states that are demonstrating against their governors’ stay-at-home orders, including a 3,000-strong protest Michigan. Michigan protesters had used Facebook to organise the event which passed off peacefully and with no reported ill effects from the virus.
On Twitter, the President called on protesters to “liberate” the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia, also calling on Virginian citizens to “save your great 2nd amendment. It is under siege!”
At Friday’s White House coronavirus press conference, Trump lent more support to the protesters. “These are people expressing their views,” said the president. “They seem to be very responsible people to me, but they’ve been treated a little bit rough.” Protests and demonstrations, like other forms of lawful speech, are constitutionally protected. The First Amendment of the United States, in addition to protecting freedom of expression and religion, also specifically protects “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”