Facebook’s independent Oversight Board ruled on Wednesday to uphold the social network’s suspension of former President Donald Trump’s account, but it said the company must review its decision within six months.
It’s a monumental development that comes after Trump was suspended from Facebook, Twitter, and other social-media platforms following the deadly Capitol siege on January 6, which he’s been accused of inciting.
“The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7 to suspend then-President Trump from Facebook and Instagram. Trump’s posts during the Capitol riot severely violated Facebook’s rules and encouraged and legitimized violence,” the Oversight Board said in a tweet. But it added that it was “not appropriate” for the company to “impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.” From Business Insider.