WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement in response to the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to keep President Trump banned from using Facebook:
“The extreme left’s cancel culture is out of control and needs to stop. American democracy benefits from free and open debate. Facebook caused this problem with flawed policies — as even their own oversight board alluded. Facebook should move swiftly to reinstate former President Trump, and work to reestablish trust that it will not discriminate against conservatives on its platform.
“If Big Tech believes they have the power to silence a president of the United States, then we need to take a serious look at antitrust laws to limit their monopolistic power. This kind of censorship and discrimination only serves to further divide a nation that was built upon freedom of speech and an open exchange of ideas.”