Facebook’s Oversight Board has decided to uphold the suspension of former President Donald Trump’s account from their platform. NBC’s Dylan Byers has details on the decision below:
Facebook was justified in its decision to suspend then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the company’s Oversight Board said on Wednesday.
That means the company does not have to reinstate Trump’s access to Facebook and Instagram immediately. But the panel said the company was wrong to impose an indefinite ban and said Facebook has six months to either restore Trump’s account, make his suspension permanent, or suspend him for a specific period of time.
Facebook indefinitely suspended Trump’s accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, saying he used his account to “incite violent insurrection.” Other social networks also kicked off the then-president, with Twitter going as far as banning Trump for good. More at NPR