(Alexandria, VA) – May 5, 2021: Today, Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld its suspension of former President Trump. This disappointing decision should come as no surprise since big tech has proved time and time again that they will censor conservatives.
Following the election, big tech companies censored posts pertaining to election integrity. Just this week, records were obtained showing Facebook employee, Rachel Holland, agreeing to apply the “false filter” to Judicial Watches posts about Iowa’s management of its voter rolls.
“We condemn Facebook’s decision to censor President Trump and uphold his suspension,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “Rachel Holland and her big tech colleagues are censors of another time and place. Freedom of speech is one of the most cherished rights in a democratic republic. It is deeply disturbing the trend we are seeing to silence conservatives and information on election integrity.”
Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.