“Reasonable people”

Meta is letting Trump back on to Facebook and Instagram after a two year suspension because apparently trying to overthrow the US government doesn’t deserve a permanent ban. Yeah go figure.

We know that any decision we make on this issue will be fiercely criticized. Reasonable people will disagree over whether it is the right decision. But a decision had to be made, so we have tried to make it as best we can in a way that is consistent with our values and the process we established in response to the Oversight Board’s guidance.


Saying “reasonable people” is such a weaselly way of dismissing valid opinions. It’s incredibly easy to say, “Look how unreasonable they are being!” if the person disagreeing with you happens to be emotional or vocal about their displeasure. It’s right up there with “Debate me” as being inherently disingenuous about your true intentions.

I continue to look forward to Meta burning itself to the ground.