May 5, 2021

Facebook Oversight Board to rule on Trump account ban

Facebook's Oversight Board is set to rule on whether former US President Donald Trump can return to Facebook and Instagram. Facebook's Oversight Board was due to announce its decision last month but delayed the ruling in order to review over 9,000 public responses to cases, it said. The Oversight Board, often referred to as "Facebook's Supreme Court" was set up to rule on difficult or controversial moderation decisions made by Facebook. Aside from Wednesday's ruling, the board will also give recommendations to Facebook. Following the Capitol Hill riots on 6 January, Facebook announced it was banning Mr Trump for breaking its "Glorification of violence" rules.

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