Emily Ratajkowski takes swipe at Zuckerberg over Trump’s “indefinite” Facebook ban

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Model and actress, Emily Ratajkowski is unimpressed by Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that US President Donald Trump has been handed an indefinite ban from the platform.

The billionaire techpreneur announced the ban in a post via his verified page on Thursday.

He said that the ban also applied to Instagram, which is equally owned by Facebook.

Zuckerberg alleged that the President has been using the platform to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government”.

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

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Reacting, Ratajkowski said Zuckerberg handing himself the power to silence President Trump via an “indefinite” Facebook ban is handing the Big Tech oligarch too much power.

In a tweet to her 1.5 million followers, the 29-year-old wrote: “Anyone else feel like proper amount of capital police being absent/letting Trump people in/providing insane visuals of MAGA dudes on the floor of the house was wildly convenient to justifying big tech’s rollout of censorship?”

According to her, “This gives Facebook/tech/Zuck THE MOST POWER. If he can shut the president up/off he can shut any of us up/off.”

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