(RepublicanNews.org) – Facebook was the first social media platform to indefinitely suspend then-President Donald Trump in the wake of the riot on Capitol Hill on January 6. The new Oversight Board will soon hand down a final ruling on Trump’s case. Here’s what’s happening.
Initially, Facebook suspended Trump’s page for 24 hours, for two policy violations on the evening of January 6, 2021. The site’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg followed up the next day, advising users that Trump’s account had been blocked “indefinitely… for at least the next two weeks.”
On Monday, May 3, Facebook’s Oversight Board posted a notice on Twitter stating it would announce its final decision regarding the future of Trump’s account on its website Wednesday morning.
The Oversight Board will announce its decision on the case concerning former US President Trump on its website at https://t.co/NNQ9YCrcrh on May 5, 2021 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT.
— Oversight Board (@OversightBoard) May 3, 2021
Aware that the decision was coming down soon, Bloomberg reported a few weeks ago that “the board seems poised” to end the former president’s suspension based on its recent rulings in other cases.
Trump’s return to Facebook could be huge for him. He’s relied on social media for years to message his supporters directly. It could also put pressure on other social media platforms, like Twitter, to reinstate his account. Time will tell.
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