Trump still banned from Facebook for continuing suspension

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Trump still banned from Facebook for continuing suspension


Facebook’s supervisory board has confirmed the indefinite suspension of former US President Donald Trump.

The board confirmed Facebook’Jan. 7 decision to restrict Mr. Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account.

M. Trump was banned from a number of social media platforms after his supporters stormed the US Capitol January 6th.

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Facebook’s supervisory board has confirmed the indefinite suspension of former US President Donald Trump.

Twitter has previously said his ban is permanent whether or not he runs for a job in the future, while YouTube will revive the former president’s channel when the risk of violence decreases.

Facebook was due to announce its decision last month, but delayed the decision to review more than 9,000 public responses.

At the time, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said, “We think the risks of allowing the president to continue using our service during this time are just too great. “

The decision cannot be appealed or overturned by any Facebook employee.

The supervisory board was set up by Mr. Zuckerberg to rule on difficult or controversial moderation decisions made by Facebook.

The council operates independently and is made up of journalists, human rights activists, lawyers and academics.

In making the decision, the supervisory board also criticized Facebook.

“It was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indefinite sentence with no standard of indefinite suspension,” the judgment said.

“Facebook’s normal sanctions include removing infringing content, imposing a time-limited ineligibility period, or permanently deactivating the page and account.

“Facebook must complete its review of this matter within six months of the date of this decision. “

This week, the former president launched a space on his website where he publishes messages that can be shared by others on their own social media pages.

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The website is called From The Desk Of Donald J Trump and is built by Campaign Nucleus, a digital services company created by former Mr. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

The content of Mr. Trump’s messages so far will not come as a surprise to supporters or opponents – he repeats his false claims about voter fraud in the last presidential election and his criticism of Republicans who did not support him.

He calls Mitt Romney a “cold loser” and Liz Cheney a “large-scale warmonger”.

Trump also continued to repeat unproven allegations of electoral fraud that contributed to his bans, issuing several statements on Monday through his Save America political committee.

A statement said: “The fraudulent presidential election of 2020 will, from this day forward, be known as the big lie. “

Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs and communications at Facebook, said: “As we stated in January, we believe our decision was necessary and fair, and we are pleased that the board has recognized that the unprecedented circumstances justified the exceptional measure we have taken. .

“However, while the board did not ask Facebook to immediately restore Mr. Trump’s accounts, it did not specify the appropriate length of the sanction.

“Instead, the board criticized the unlimited nature of the suspension, calling it an ‘indeterminate penalty without standard’, and insisted that we reconsider our response.

“We will now review the board’s decision and determine clear and proportionate action.

“We have actively sought the views of the Board of Directors on our policies regarding politicians and will carefully consider their recommendations.

“We thank the Board of Directors for the care and attention they have given to this matter. ”

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