Mark Cuban on Trump social media bans: It's 'the right thing to do'
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark CubanMark CubanOn The Money: Consumer prices jumped 5 percent annually in May | GOP senators say bipartisan group has infrastructure deal Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy Mark Cuban on Trump social media bans: It's 'the right thing to do' MORE weighed in on former President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE’s social media bans, saying it was “the right thing to do.”

In an interview with The Daily Beast published Thursday, Cuban compared the former president’s social media bans to selling someone a product and then realizing it's being used for something nefarious.

“If I realized that something I sold was being used for something that was nefarious or wrong, I would stop it,” Cuban said.


“How is this any different?" Cuban continued. "Putting aside the [Terms of Service], It’s just the right thing to do.”

Both platforms suspended Trump in January in the wake of the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that led to five deaths and hundreds of arrests.

Facebook said last Friday that the former president will be suspended until Jan 7, 2023.

Twitter went further than Facebook, permanently banning Trump in January after a 12-hour suspension made during the riots.

Cuban said neither of the platforms ever imagined “this set of circumstances” when they started their companies. Still, he criticized Facebook for the way it uses its algorithms.

“Now, do I think Facebook is a piece-of-shit company? Yeah. I’m not a fan of it at all. The way that they use algorithmic amplification or AI amplification and put revenues first over … democracy, I have a problem with that,” he said.