Apr 17, 2021

Facebook board delays decision about Trump's possible return

Facebook's Oversight Board has delayed its decision regarding former US President Donald Trump's possible return to Facebook and Instagram. The 20-member committee, established by Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, is often referred to as "Facebook's Supreme Court". An Instagram post of eight photographs of breast-cancer symptoms should not have been removed - by Facebook's automated moderation system, only to be restored before the board's decision - for breaking adult-nudity rules. According to data from CrowdTangle, some of Mr Trump's Facebook posts were among the most popular in the US. It has been a few months without Mr Trump on social media and with the threat of that being permanent, he has been considering creating a platform of his own. It's hard to understate Facebook's use to Donald Trump.

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