Facebook has taken down a video of former US President Donald Trump — who is also barred from using the website — from his daughter-in-law Lara Trump’s profile.
Lara Trump, who is married to former President Donald Trump’s son Eric and has recently joined Fox News as a contributor, had advertised an interview with Mr Trump for her own online show The Right View.
She later shared a screenshot of a Facebook email on her Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Her video with Mr Trump speaking had been deleted, according to the screenshot, due to Mr Trump’s accounts being blocked.
Following the January 6 riot by Trump supporters at the US Capitol in Washington, Mr. Trump was removed indefinitely from Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram for promoting abuse.
Mr. Trump’s suspension has been referred to Facebook’s independent review board.
“In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts,” the email read.
The email was genuine, according to a Facebook spokesperson who spoke on the condition that her name not be used.
Jason Miller, Mr. Trump’s spokesman, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.
The advice extended to all campaign pages, messaging vehicles, and former Trump surrogates through their sites, according to another email allegedly from Facebook posted by Ms Trump.
After the ban, footage of the former president speaking on Facebook’s sites has appeared in news outlets such as Fox News and Newsmax.
Following the riot, Mr Trump was banned from many social media sites, including Twitter, which has stated that its ban is permanent, and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, which has stated that it will reinstate his account once the risk of violence has decreased.-ABC World News