Selected Public Comments on the Trump Suspension Case

Commenter: Individual academics & researchers including Richard Hasen, David Kaye, and Alex Stamos, many from UC-Irvine

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Recommendation: Deplatform

Link: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000177-8e40-df6c-abf7-ae726a9b0000

Commenter: Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Neutral, but systemic changes

Link: https://knightcolumbia.org/documents/submission-to-facebook-oversight-board-2-11-2021

Commenter: The Center for Democracy & Technology

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform, but systemic changes

Link: https://cdt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CDT-comments-to-FB-Oversight-Board-on-2021-001-FB-FBR.pdf

Commenter: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: http://civilrightsdocs.info/pdf/policy/letters/2020/FB%20Oversight%20Board%20FINAL%202.11.21.pdf

Commenter: Access Now

Foreign/Domestic: Foreign & Domestic

Stance: Deplatform, but systemic changes

Link: https://www.accessnow.org/cms/assets/uploads/2021/02/Access-Now-public-comment-to-FB-OSB-re-Trump-removal_12-February-2021.pdf

Commenter: Republican Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Reinstate

Link: https://files.constantcontact.com/60ec52f3801/958b9753-5739-4a6a-8c7f-e3622960304a.pdf

Commenter: Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://lawyerscommittee.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/FOB-Trump-Comments-Clean-Final-2-12-21-1.pdf

Commenter: The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at UNC

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://citap.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/20665/2021/02/Facebook-Oversight-Board-letter.pdf

Commenter: R Street Institute

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Final-RSI-FBOB-Comments-Chris-Riley-TNR-12-1.pdf

Commenter: The Real Facebook Oversight Board

Foreign/Domestic: Foreign & Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://the-citizens.com/sign-up-to-uphold-the-trump-ban/

Commenter: Steven Feldstein (researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/02/11/overturning-trump-s-facebook-ban-would-set-dangerous-precedent-pub-83857

Commenter: Change the Terms Coalition

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/2021-02/CTT_Public_Comment_Facebook_Oversight_Board.pdf

Commenter: Common Cause

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-facebook-permanently-ban-donald-trump

Commenter: MapLight (“Revealing Money’s Influence on Politics”)

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maplight.org/wp-content/uploads/20210212201143/2021-001-FB-FBR_MapLights-submission-to-the-Oversight-Board-3.pdf

Commenter: ADL, the Asian American Organizing Project, Common Sense, Free Press, Guns Down America, MediaJustice, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Parsons School of Design and Voto Latino

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Deplatform

Link: https://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/2021-02/comment_on_trump_suspension_to_oversight_board.pdf

Commenter: The Copia Institute

Foreign/Domestic: Domestic

Stance: Neutral

Link: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210212/11193746236/copia-institute-to-oversight-board-regarding-facebooks-trump-suspension-there-was-no-wrong-decision.shtml?fbclid=IwAR0zC_Sv4iQiZ0JF9xkE1Yj6NUVXUEyDWdMoeFam2BVnSX0d1Eh9ksHz2Bw

Commenter: Witness

Foreign/Domestic: Foreign & Domestic

Stance: Deplatform, but systemic changes

Link: https://www.witness.org/witness-facebook-trump-suspension/

Commenter: GLOBSEC’s Alliance for Healthy Infosphere

Foreign/Domestic: Foreign

Stance: Reinstate

Link: https://www.globsec.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/AHI-Position-Paper_FB-Oversight-Board.pdf