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GOP Activist Mocked After Urging the Supreme Court to Overturn Facebook Board's New Trump Ruling

GOP Activist Mocked After Urging the Supreme Court to Overturn Facebook Board's New Trump Ruling
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After his lies about the validity of the 2020 election prompted a mob of extremists to storm the United States Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection, former President Donald Trump was banned or suspended from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a wealth of other social media outlets.

The bans and suspensions prompted Republicans to claim that Big Tech was deliberately silencing the President and targeting conservative voices.

On Wednesday, Facebook's Oversight Board reviewed its indefinite suspension on Trump's account, which began in January. The board ruled that Trump's ban was justified and decided to keep it in place, while urging the company to review its decision again in six months.

Conservatives once again slammed Facebook, a private company, for supposedly encroaching on the right to free speech.

Prominent Trump supporter and founder of the conservative organization Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk, called on the Supreme Court to step in.

Kirk said the nation's highest court should "overturn" the Oversight Board's ruling, apparently not realizing how the Supreme Court works.

The Oversight Board's ruling was part of a private company's internal process assessing the enforcement of its rules. The ruling was not federal litigation. It wasn't argued in a court of law. There is nothing for the Supreme Court to overturn.

People were amazed that Kirk didn't seem to grasp this.

What's more, the action Kirk was demanding the Court take seemed in direct opposition to major tenets of the Republican platform—free markets and minimal government interference.

Kirk is now arguing that Facebook's oversight board is biased and that no Republicans should accept money from Big Tech platforms going forward.