Famous non-expert of the law Donald Trump Jr. weighed in on Facebook's removal of social distancing protest events on Twitter, falsely accusing the company of violating First Amendment rights.
Since recent laws—put in place to protect people's health by spreading out impact on the healthcare system—make gathering in large groups illegal, Facebook has been adhering to its guidelines by removing events which promote unlawful activities.
Of course, the safety and well-being of American citizens isn't a large concern for Donald Trump Jr., who felt the real victim here was the free speech of the protestors.
Conservatives on social media agreed wholeheartedly with the President's son.
It's important to remember several facts: these protestors' right to free speech isn't being violated and their protests may cost people their lives.
Facebook is a publicly traded corporation and is not associated with the government in any way.
It is not obligated to host any person's views or beliefs, the same way Arby's is not required to host a meeting of your book club.
These mass protests are breaking state and federal health guidelines which were meant to protect not only the lives of the protestors, but anyone they may come in contact with.
In areas where such gatherings are still legal, Facebook has allowed the events to stay on the site.
A company representative told Politico:
"Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook. For this same reason, events that defy government's guidance on social distancing aren't allowed on Facebook."
Don Jr. seems pretty gung-ho about free speech now, but he isn't as big of a fan when it exposes him or his family.
Donald Trump Jr. is part of a group who insist on making even the most important public safety issues seem like partisan battles to be "won" by putting real people's lives in danger. This is something no responsible leader or decent human being would do.