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Facebook Board Readies For Its Biggest Decision Yet: Whether To Reinstate Trump

Added 05-04-21 12:07:01pm EST - “An independent oversight board on Wednesday is expected to announce whether to uphold or reverse an indefinite ban on the former president announced after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Facebook Board Readies For Its Biggest Decision Yet: Whether To Reinstate Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Senate panel in April 2018. On Wednesday, an independent Facebook oversight board is set to decide whether the company should keep its indefinite ban on Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Senate panel in April 2018. On Wednesday, an independent Facebook oversight board is set to decide whether the company should keep its indefinite ban on Donald Trump.

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday is expected to announce its biggest decision yet: whether to uphold or reverse Facebook's indefinite ban on former President Donald Trump.

The decision to ban Trump from both Facebook and Instagram, which the company owns, came after the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. But it was precipitated by the months that Trump spent on social media both amplifying disinformation and casting doubt on his loss in the presidential election.

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time.

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