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Facebook bans 'voice of Trump' from platform

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ORLANDO FLORIDA- FEBRUARY 28 Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency

Trump was suspended from Facebook in the wake of the Capitol riots, and CNBC reported a company spokesperson pointed to that as the reason they pulled the video of Trump being interviewed by daughter-in-law Lara Trump.

"We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump's Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking", read the message from Facebook.

Responding to the ban, Lara via her Instagram account said, "And just like that, we are one step closer to Orwell's 1984".

She was apparently swiftly cautioned by Facebook that anything posted "in the voice of President Trump" is not now allowed on Facebook or Instagram and would be subject to removal. The officials received another email explaining how guidelines are the same since Facebook owns Instagram.

Defending the ban at the time, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerburg said: "We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great". In his case, the message simply reminded the accounts associated with the former president that Donald Trump was banned from the platform and that all content posted on Facebook and Instagram "in [his] voice" will be removed and the accounts publishing it will be penalised.

Those rules apply to any accounts or pages associated with the Trump campaign as well as any belonging to former surrogates for the campaign, two categories that Lara Trump's account falls into.

Facebook itself did not comment on the removal of the interview's video, which took place earlier today.

Former President Donald Trump launched his new website called "45 Office" Monday.

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