Donald Trump has been kicked off Facebook for the second time since Media is important to America asked questions about his appearances on daughter-in-law Lara’s page. Facebook deleted an interview with the former president posted by Lara Trump, who is married to Eric Trump. Lara screenshots posted of emails that appear to be from Facebook (complete with a required 1984 reference), stating that a video of the interview was removed for containing “Donald Trump’s voice,” along with a warning that posting more content would lead to account restrictions.
The full text of the alleged email from Facebook is below:
We will be contacting you to let you know that we have removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page where President Trump was speaking. In accordance with the blocking we have posted on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, any further content posted in Donald Trump’s voice will be removed and will result in additional restrictions on the accounts.
Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook since the January 6 attack on the capital. The company’s supervisory board is currently debating whether the platform should have banned the then president, and its ruling is expected shortly.
After the capitol attacks, most platforms have banned Trump, and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen him try to get around the bans and make his voice heard on social media: Twitter banned multiple Trump-affiliated accounts posting his statements. Generally, it is noted in the platform’s terms of service that attempting to bypass a ban will result in further ban.
Facebook confirmed The edge that it deleted the interview.
Update March 31, 2:27 PM ET: Updated with confirmation from Facebook.