NOTE: We are friends with Team Bannon and the admins have all been demoted to moderators so no one can post on the Bannon Facebook page. They have effectively hijacked the account limiting their free speech on Facebook.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said he won’t delete the account of former White House adviser Steve Bannon for suggesting putting the heads of infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray ‘on pikes.’
Twitter banned Bannon for the remark — made this month on his webcast “War Room” — but Facebook only removed the video.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D‑Conn.) told Zuckerberg at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that Bannon was calling for violence and should be de-platformed. But the tech titan pushed back.
“Steve Bannon in a Facebook Live video called for beheadings of Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray for not acting more favorably toward President Trump,” Blumenthal said. “How many times is Steve Bannon allowed to call for the murder of government officials before Facebook suspends his account?”
Zuckerberg said that “the content in question did violate our policies and we took it down. Having a content violation does not automatically mean your account gets taken down.”
The Facebook CEO said people who post terrorist content or child porn lose their accounts for a first offense, but that “for other things it’s multiple.” Zuckerberg reportedly told his staff last week that Bannon has not committed enough infractions to justify banishment.
“Will you commit to taking down that account, Steve Bannon’s account?” Blumenthal pressed.
“No, that’s not what our policies would suggest that we should do in this case,” Zuckerberg replied.