By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-13-21

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he has some issues with the permanent bans on President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

In response to a question on his last press call, the chairman said he recognized the country was going through difficult times “and these are difficult questions to confront.”

Pai had said last week that it was a “terrible mistake” for the president to suggest changing election results and added Wednesday (Jan. 13) that the president should also have done more to discourage the assault once it was underway.

Pai said he does think that the determinations on the president’s social media accounts speak to the consistency and transparency, or lack thereof, when it comes to the decisionmaking process.

“For example,” he said, “it is still unclear why certain decisions were made and whether the principles that animated those decisions are being applied through the platform.” » Read More