Jan 22, 2021

Facebook's Oversight Board to rule on Trump ban

Facebook's suspension of President Donald Trump's account is to be reviewed by its new Oversight Board. After Pro-Trump protesters stormed the US legislature, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said: "We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great." "On Thursday, the company said:"The Oversight Board has been closely following events in the United States and Facebook's response to them. "A decision by the board on this case will be binding on Facebook and determine whether Mr Trump's suspension from access to Facebook and Instagram for an indefinite amount of time is overturned." Board members include former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and ex-Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger.

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