(The Minnesota Sun) — A Democrat senator from Minnesota sided with Facebook, a multi-billion dollar international corporation, in its decision to ban former President Donald J. Trump from its platform for life.
“That was the right thing to do. He’s the disinformer-in-chief. He told the biggest lie of all time, which led to an insurrection, by getting his followers to believe that the election was a fake,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “It was an outrageous moment with a number of Republicans calling him out on it at the time.”
“And so, as I said on that inaugural stage, this is the time for our democracy to pick itself up, dust itself off, move forward, and we do not need more disinformation from Donald Trump, or for that matter, from others who are spreading disinformation about the vaccine,” she said. “There [have] to be some rules of the road in place, and someone like him shouldn’t be allowed to make people believe lies.”
By “insurrection,” Klobuchar was referring to the mostly peaceful protest at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6.
Klobuchar also said that Facebook should be subject to antitrust laws, in a comment that was seemingly contrary to her claim that Facebook should have the autonomy to ban users at will.
“When you have a company that buys everything in sight, and where its head, Mark Zuckerberg, literally sent an email that got discovered last year that said ‘we’d rather buy than compete,’ is Exhibit A of a monopoly.”
“Facebook doesn’t need to own WhatsApp and Instagram,” she said. “Maybe those two companies would have developed better privacy policies or misinformation policies and bells and whistles we’ll never know of.”