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Psaki defends Facebook’s ban of President Trump, claims ‘misinformation’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held her second press briefing since President Joe Biden took office yesterday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held her second press briefing since President Joe Biden took office yesterday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:15 PM PT – Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Biden administration appears to be satisfied with Facebook’s decision to extend its ban on President Trump’s account. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday, Facebook’s decision to uphold the ban was legitimate.

She claimed the decision was made by an “independent” board, although it’s comprised of prominent far-left activists and political operatives. This came after President Trump launched his new communications platform: From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.

When asked about the 45th President’s latest initiative, Psaki refused to comment.

“Well look, I think we are of course a believer in First Amendment rights,” Psaki said. “I think decisions…that the social media platforms need to make is how they address the disinformation, misinformation, especially related to life-threatening issues like COVID-19 and vaccinations, that continue to proliferate on their platforms.”

For his part, President Trump said Facebook and the rest of Big Tech have repeatedly violated the First Amendment.

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