The relationship between Donald Trump and Facebook has been a rocky road from the start, and it certainly hasn’t gotten any less turbulent in recent months.
Much of the reason for this animosity has to do with Trump being banished from the platform, shortly following a similar punishment over at Twitter.
Now, as Trump prepares for what seems to be an inevitable 2024 run for the White House, he’s lashing out at CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that Facebook had something to do with his 2020 electoral loss.
Former President Donald Trump criticized Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in a statement. Trump said the $400 million donation that Zuckerberg made to local election offices last year makes him a “criminal.”
“Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion, a criminal, is allowed to spend over $400 million and therefore able to change the course of a Presidential Election, and nothing happens to Facebook,” Trump said in an emailed statement to supporters.
Trump appeared to be referring to the $400 million that Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated to local election offices last year.
Facebook insists that the money was used to update polling locations so that they could handle COVID-19 pandemic adjustments.
The site is under immense scrutiny at the moment, however, as a well-entrenched whistleblower has revealed the company’s willingness to allow dangerous contest to spread on the platform in order to maximize profits, even in the face of complaints from staffers.