NHMC is Appalled on Meta’s Decision to Reinstate Trump on Facebook

January 26, 2023

A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

On Wednesday, social media mega company, Meta, announced it would reinstate former president Donald Trump, who was indefinitely banned in 2021 following the January 6th insurrection which was caused in large part by his relentless spread of disinformation, hate, and violence-inciting speech. NHMC Denounces this decision by Meta, and calls on our allies to join our cry for increased platform accountability.

It is unfortunate that when posed with the option of permanently banning someone who’s use of social media has sparked a rise in hate, white supremacy, and violence, Meta chose to allow this kind of speech to return to its platforms. It is clear that Meta has zero regard for the lives and safety of its users, and will bend its content moderation rules to match whichever political ideology is most beneficial for their bottom line at any given time.

NHMC will continue to be a leader in platform accountability and civil rights spaces to work with Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and allies to curb the power of companies, like Meta, and ensure our community is protected online.


Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition