Facebook bans Trump again after he borrows daughter-in-law’s page

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Donald Trump has been kicked off of Facebook a second time after Media Matters for America raised questions about his appearances on daughter-in-law Lara’s page. Facebook has removed an interview with the former president that was posted by Lara Trump, who is married to Eric Trump. Lara posted screenshots of emails that appear to be from Facebook (complete with an obligatory 1984 reference), saying that a video of the interview was removed because it featured “the voice of Donald Trump,” along with a warning that posting further content would result in account limitations.

The full text of the purported email from Facebook is below:

Hi folks,
We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking. In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.

Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook since the January 6th attack on the capitol. The company’s oversight board is currently deliberating on whether the platform should have banned the then-president, and its ruling is expected soon.

Following the capitol attacks most platforms banned Trump, and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen him try to get around the bans and get his voice out onto social media: Twitter banned multiple Trump-affiliated accounts that posted his statements. It’s generally noted in platform’s terms of service that trying to evade a ban will result in further banning.

Facebook confirmed to The Verge that it did remove the interview.

Update March 31st, 2:27PM ET: Updated with confirmation from Facebook.

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