Facebook says decision on whether Trump ban will be overturned coming Wednesday


The Board mentioned final month that it had obtained 9,000+ public responses regarding Trump’s indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook (FB) suspended Trump’s account following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and later referred that decision to the court-like Oversight Board, an impartial physique which has the ability to reverse Facebook content material selections and set precedent for the corporate.
Trump was suspended “indefinitely” from Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 7, a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 election outcomes. Twitter and YouTube took comparable steps, citing an ongoing threat of violence and incitement.

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on the time.

Later that month, Facebook requested the Oversight Board for a ruling on whether to let Trump’s suspension stand, saying the importance of the matter warranted its impartial overview.

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