Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg defended the company’s decision to suspend former President Donald Trump for two years.
Clegg appeared on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to defend Facebook after Trump blasted the social media giant in a statement and again during a speech in North Carolina on Saturday night. Clegg said that the company’s decision was not made to please one side of the political aisle or the other, but to be “fair, transparent and proportionate.”
“We understand that making a decision like this is controversial. It’s shouted out, if you like, from both sides, from those people who feel Donald Trump should be back on the platform immediately and from those who say he should be banned forever. It receives criticism from all sides,” Clegg told Stephanopoulos.
“Our job is not to take these decisions with an eye to which side of the political aisle is going to agree or disagree more with us,