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Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Media's Oversight Board Rules

Added 05-05-21 10:07:01am EST - “While the panel upheld Facebook's suspension of the former president, it said the company's indefinite ban was wrong and gave Facebook six months to either ban Trump permanently or reinstate him.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Media's Oversight Board Rules”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Facebook indefinitely suspended then-President Donald Trump's accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

Facebook indefinitely suspended then-President Donald Trump's accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Facebook was justified in its decision to suspend former 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.

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