Facebook removed an interview with former President Donald Trump conducted by his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, from her Facebook page Tuesday night, citing content policy.
Shortly after Lara Trump posted the sit-down interview to her Facebook page, the video was removed, according to Fox News.
Lara Trump then shared an email she received from a Facebook employee to her Instagram which explained why the company took such action.
“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,” the email read following a notice that the video had been removed.
Facebook confirmed to the Daily Caller that the email Lara Trump posted was accurate.
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Prior to posting the video of her interview, Lara Trump shared a photo of her sitting across from the former president, urging followers to watch the interview being released later that evening. Her caption read, “TONIGHT!!!!” with a link to the website for her show, “The Right View.” (RELATED: Lara Trump Joins Fox News As Paid Contributor)
In response to that initial post previewing the interview, several Trump officials received an email warning from a Facebook employee that “content posted in the voice of President Trump is currently not allowed” on Facebook and Instagram, “(including new posts with President Trump speaking) and will be removed if posted,” with limitations being imposed on the account, according to Fox News. “This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Donald Trump had been banned “indefinitely” from the platform after the “shocking events” on Jan. 6.
In recent weeks, Trump’s advisors have floated the possibility of the former president returning to a social media platform of his own, which Corey Lewandowski described as an “interactive communication tool.”
“I do think we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media and probably about two or three months here with his own platform, and this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,” Jason Miller, senior advisor to former President Trump, told Fox News.