Facebook delays decision regarding Trump’s possible return

Bol News  |  Apr 17, 2021

Facebook’s Oversight Board has delayed the decision about ex-president Donald Trump’s possible return to Facebook and Instagram.

The decision was due to be taken by April 21. The Board has said that the decision has been delayed because of the time it has taken to review 9,000 public responses to cases.

The board has said that decision would be made “in the coming weeks”.

(1/2): The Board will announce its decision on the case concerning former US President Trump’s indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks. We extended the public comments deadline for this case, receiving 9,000+ responses.

— Oversight Board (@OversightBoard) April 16, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook account was suspended in January after the Capitol Hill Riots. Several technology platforms acted after the riots in which five people had died and more than 100 police officers were wounded. Trump was accused of inciting violence and spreading false information. He was suspended from YouTube as well and Twitter has permanently banned him.

The top-performing link posts by U.S. Facebook pages in the last 24 hours are from:

1. Dan Bongino2. Donald J. Trump3. Dan Bongino4. Donald J. Trump5. Donald Trump For President6. Dan Bongino7. Dan Bongino8. Dan Bongino9. Fox News10. Jay Sekulow

— Facebook’s Top 10 (@FacebooksTop10) December 17, 2020

The Oversight Board was established to rule on difficult or controversial moderation decisions taken by Facebook. It is also referred to as “Facebook’s Supreme Court” and includes f journalists, human rights activists, lawyers, and academics.

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