Eric Wilson, a Republican digital strategist, said large social-media companies have for years ignored warnings of the dangers that their platforms pose to the real world. “They finally unfortunately saw that yesterday,” he said.
He blamed Facebook’s algorithms in particular for what led to Mr. Trump’s ban and the violent protests at the Capitol. “It was clear from all the QAnon slogans and paraphernalia these were people who had been radicalized by Facebook,” he said. Facebook didn’t respond to a request for a response to his comment.