Facebook’s Trump ban can stay in place, says Oversight Board

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeFacebook’s Oversight Board has upheld Facebook’s ban on former President Donald Trump, as announced by the organization on Wednesday. However, the board says that “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose” an indefinite suspension on Trump, and calls on the company to review this decision within the next six months to “determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.” That review opens the door to allowing Trump back onto the platform at some point this year but leaves the ultimate decision in Facebook’s hands. “Mr. Trump’s accounts remain suspended,” says Facebook In a statement issued Wednesday, Facebook’s VP of global affairs and communications Nick... Continue reading…

May 5, 2021 - The Verge
Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeFacebook’s Oversight Board has upheld Facebook’s ban on former President Donald Trump, as announced by the organization on Wednesday. However, the board says that “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose” an indefinite suspension on Trump, and calls on the company to review this decision within the next six months to “determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.” That..