Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen — who is Hollywood’s most outspoken pro-censorship activist — has declared that Twitter and Facebook’s recent decisions to ban President Donald Trump for their platforms as “the most important moment in the history of social media.”
The British actor also claimed that “the whole world” is thanking the employees of the two Silicon Valley giants who “fought for this.”
On Friday, Twitter announced that it had permanently banned the president from its platform, claiming that two of his tweets from earlier in the day violated its “Glorification of Violence” rules. In actuality, neither of the tweets promoted violence or even referenced violence in any way. But Twitter claimed his rhetoric could possibly lead to violence.
Facebook banned the president from its platforms, including Instagram, for an indefinite period earlier in the week.
Sacha Baron Cohen expressed his jubilation in a tweet late Friday. “This is