Donald Trump’s cyber-castration needs to be permanent

Did you hear the latest craziness from Trump? Yeah, neither did I.

After Donald Trump’s cyber-castration following the January 6th Insurrection, when Twitter and Facebook booted him from their services, the world has breathed easier as Trump’s deranged rantings took a permanent holiday.

Or did they?

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While Twitter has permanently banned Trump, Facebook’s ban remains subject to appeal to the Facebook Oversight Board, “a team of 20 experts from around the world.” Trump has appealed the ban to the Oversight Board, which now has 90 days to decide whether to overturn it. The board has only heard five appeals so far, but did overturn Facebook’s ban in four of those.

It’s hard to understate how different life has been since Trump got booted off of social media. Trump disappeared from public discourse, not simply because he’s no longer president, but because he no longer has the ability to mean-tweet (and whatever word one uses for ranting on Facebook). The national temperature has cooled. The entire world no longer practices a daily doomscroll on Twitter to see what madness befell while we slept. And Trump’s own minions have lost the ability to regularly hear anything from the Insurrectionist-in-Chief.

If a man can incite a riot with his words, then the benefit of taking away his megaphone is obvious and immediate….

READ MORE –> –> You can read the rest of my story over at my new Substack, CyberDisobedience. Thanks.


CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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