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By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews, January 7, 2021

(CNS News) — In a statement released today, Jan. 7, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he has closed the Facebook and Instagram accounts of President Donald J. Trump because he is using the platforms to “incite violent insurrection” and “the risks … are simply too great.”

“Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies,” said Zuckerberg.

“We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech,” he added.  “But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”  …