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During the aftermath of the 2020 election, which saw Joe Biden become the 46th president of the United States of America, Trump, who was his rival, still had much support behind him. And despite the fact that Joe Biden won it for the Blues, Trump supporters made history by growing the biggest group ever hosted on Facebook on a short time. Yet, almost no mainstream media outlets picked the story of it's closure when Facebook decided to ban it for so-called violations.
What was the Group's Name?
The mega Facebook group's name was “Joe Biden is not my president”. It wasn't a new term per se. The term had been popularly used by Trump supporters and Biden supporters also had a similar term. Biden supporters name their groups “Trump is not my President” and Trump supporters name their groups “Joe Biden is not my president”. In fact, there are some groups on Facebook that are over 4 years old and they carry these same names. Yet this mega-group was somewhat special.
Why was the “Joe Biden is not my President” Facebook Group Special?
The “Joe Biden is not my president” Facebook group was special because of the amount of members and support it had. In just a period of 30 days it added over 800,000 people. It was the fast growing group on Facebook. It then grew from 800,000 people to 2 million people despite the restrictions Facebook imposed on it. In a way, the Facebook group became special because it was the biggest political support group for one person on Facebook which has never ever happened before in the history of Facebook, period.
What Happened to the Group for it to Vanish?
Like any community, the Facebook group had to be regulated and posts had to be controlled. When posts were shared, most were subject to criticism and those who were in support of Joe Biden tended to fact-check posts made by Trump supporters and constantly reported things to Facebook. So Facebook took action in deleting and removing some previledges from the group, so that people could no longer join, comment or share posts and the final verdict came in that the group had so many violations that it needed deleting.
Did the Disappearance Affect Trump Supporters?
When the mega group went off the ladder, some Trump supporter were unhappy of the situation, because they felt that some injustice has been done because it wasn't easy to grow a group to the height they reached only to have it deleted by Facebook.
How did Trump Supporters Reach 2 Million Members in Just 30 Days on a Facebook Group?
It took effort and time but they cooperated so well that reaching 2 million people was simply a formality. They achieved that feat by telling those who had already joined to invite other people and those that came in to invite more people. so many people came in that the group added over 300,000 people in a matter of days. It became the fastest growing group Facebook has ever had.
Why Didn't the Mainstream Media Make it News?
It's unknown why the mainstream media didn't make this amazing development news, but it's certain that this was the wrong kind of publicity they wanted to give Former president Donald Trump. Letting him know that his people like him so much to make history must have felt hard on them so the group's downfall was just as silent, such that it didn't make it on the news.
Did the Facebook Censorship Reach Other Similar Groups on Facebook?
The Censoring of the group which had over 1 million members overlapped with other similar groups as well. Facebook stated that those who were in the big group that was closed were the same people in the small groups that were open, so some form of checking hard to be done.
So Facebook limited some of the functionality of these other small groups. For instance, there was no mechanism for sharing posts in the group to the outside, and moderators were forced to approve each and every post that was shared to the group manually.
Things That Happened After the Group was Closed
When the group was closed the, mainstream news media didn't publish the story. Facebook introduced new algorithms, which included not showing political groups on people's feed. The reason which made them introduce such changes was to avoid similar situations like the Washington DC riots, which saw American Democracy crumble.
Did this Show that Trump Still has Power and Influence?
The growth of the group from 0 to 2 million members in a period of 30 days undoubtedly proved how strong Trump was among his supporters, that they could join hands and be able to make a community so powerful that it would lead to major changes on a very big platform like Facebook.
The “Joe Biden is not my President” Facebook group was undoubtedly all the proof of Trump's influence, and a testament that he might actually come out stronger than he was in 2020.
Where are The Members of the Group Now?
The group was deleted and Almost all traces of it have been lost from history but memories of it are still with the people who joined the group, over 2 million of them. The people have spread far and wide in other smaller groups with similar names and others went ahead to join other social media platforms which have little-to-no Censorship.
These platforms include Parler and other new social media platforms. In fact, their adoption of these platforms saw the ranking of such platforms rise as they advocated free speech and freedom of expression.
Trump's next big Comeback Might be Introducing his Very Own Social Media Platform
For Trump to come back strong he has to definitely create his very own social media platform, where what he says and does shouldn't be taken down by fact-checkers or people who have an opposite view than his. Trump still has support and his people are dedicated to have him around. They want a space to express themselves, and they are failing to do it on platforms that subject their words to some form of censorship.