Donald Trump permanently ban from posting on Facebook, oversight board rules
The immediate past president of the United States, Donald Trump will not return to the social media platform, Facebook soon as the company’s independent content oversight board ruled that he remains banned from posting on Facebook.
The ruling means that the content oversight board has permanently exiling the former U.S. president from the largest social network and leaving him without one of his favorite ways to reach supporters and goad opponents.
Facebook Inc. suspended Trump’s account after he encouraged his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in what became a deadly attempt to stop the counting of Electoral College votes for President Joe Biden.
The ban was originally temporary but was changed to an indefinite suspension the following day. The board’s decision is binding.
Trump is also banned from Twitter, meaning the president who used social media to build his first campaign for public office and who used it to insult rivals, announce major policy decisions and drive the national conversation, is left to issuing press releases and sitting for interviews on conservative television.
Facebook had asked the oversight board, an independent group of academics, lawyers and others, to review its decision to suspend Trump and determine whether it should be overturned. The company had previously committed to acting at the board’s recommendation.