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Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on former President Trump

May 5, 2021


Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board announced its decision today to uphold the ban on former President Donald Trump’s account.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, the board said that while the ban was justified, its open-ended nature was not. “However, it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension,” the board wrote. “Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and account.”

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