The Facebook Company’s Supervisory Board announced its decision to maintain the ban imposed on the accounts of former US President Donald Trump on Facebook and Instagram since the riots and the storming of the US Congress 4 months ago, considering at the same time that the ban “will not continue until it does not.” The end, and that Facebook should review the ban within 6 months. “
Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram were suspended indefinitely on January 7, a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol building, protesting the results of the 2020 elections. Twitter and YouTube took similar steps, indicating a danger. The violence and incitement continued, and the case was later handed over to Facebook’s oversight board. Read also Snapchat bans Trump account … Twitter administrator: suspending the president’s account is a dangerous precedent, but it is a correct decision
In a statement on Wednesday, the court-like social media oversight board said that Facebook could continue to prevent former President Trump from using its platform.
The oversight board stated in the statement that “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose an indefinite and non-standard penalty for suspending accounts for an indefinite period.” The board requested the company’s management to conduct a review of the matter within 6 months.
“This penalty should be based on the severity of the violation and the potential for future harm. It must also be consistent with Facebook’s rules for serious violations, which in turn must be clear, necessary and proportionate,” the statement said. The council also made recommendations to Facebook “to develop clear, necessary and proportionate policies that enhance public safety.” Freedom of expression is respected. “