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Facebook Chucked Its Own Rulebook to Ban Trump

The move is a reminder of social platforms’ power over online speech — and the inconsistency with which they wield it

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

After four years of accommodating, tolerating, and occasionally wrist-slapping Donald Trump, Facebook chose the morning after a riot breached the U.S. Capitol to suspend the outgoing…

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Will Oremus

Will Oremus

Senior Writer, OneZero, at Medium