Facebook is ready to censor President Trump at a moment’s notice, the company’s chief operating officer said Tuesday.
With only 75 days til the election, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says, while it hasn’t happened yet, any post by Trump deemed to be misinformation or hate speech could be moderated and removed from the platform with over 2.5 billion users.
“Well, when the president violates our hate speech standards or gives false information about voter suppression or coronavirus, it comes down,” Sandberg told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell when asked if the company would “be more aggressive about monitoring the president’s speech”.
The president has significant reach thanks to his platform on Facebook, with over 30.7 million users following him. Contrast that to Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden, with a paltry 2.6 million followers.