Facebook’s Oversight Board who officially upheld its ban on former President Donald Trump has been found to have strong ties to billionaire Democrat mega-donor George Soros, according to The Washington Examiner.
The 20-member panel is as the Examiner characterized them “overwhelmingly” tied to both Soros and the leftist agenda despite claims that they support free speech. Facebook requested that the group review Trump’s account suspension within six months to question whether it merits further banishment.
Several lawmakers have been critical of the social media giant, particularly in the wake of what is seen as the suppression of conservative voices. One such lawmaker is Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) who called out Facebook and several other tech companies in a recently published book titled The Tyranny of Big Tech.
Hawley claims there is no way the Oversight Board was an independent body, as the group claimed: “This is a fake court set up by Facebook to allow Facebook to do whatever Facebook wants to do,” Hawley declared Wednesday on the Bannon’s War Room podcast.
“This is not surprising at all. This is what Facebook does all the time. This is what you can do with your monopoly because there is no accountability … Facebook doesn’t care. They don’t have any real competition, so they can go out there and suspend/deplatform a U.S. sitting president.”
Hawley’s claim is supported by research into the group’s members, several of which have personally dispariged the former president on their Twitter accounts.
“God forbid if Trump becomes the president, this will be my last visit to US #TrumpWantsTheWall #Debate,” wrote Nighat Dad a month before the 2016 election. “I love this! ‘Teen Vogue vs Trump; American Vogue vs Hitler,’” said Nicolas Suzor.
Board member Tawakkol Karman previously bashed Trump in a Spanish newsletter: “Unfortunately I don’t trust Trump because I generally don’t trust racist people.”
According to a Real Clear Investigations fifteen of the 20 members have either worked for or are in jobs funded by Soros’s foundations.