Facebook Inc suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform on Friday until at least January 2023
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In a decision Facebook, that has been watched closely for signs of how the company will deal with world leaders who break the rules in the future. in May he upheld his blockade on Trump following the January 6 riots in the US Capitol on fears that his posts would incite violence
However, the board decided it was wrong to impose the perpetual ban and gave it six months to determine an “appropriate response”.
Trump’s suspension went into effect from the original date in January and will only be reinstated if conditions permit, ”he said. Facebook in a blog post. “Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Trump’s suspension, he believes his actions constitute a serious violation of our rules that deserves the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,” Facebook said.
The decision was made on the same day that Europe and the UK opened formal antitrust investigations to investigate whether Facebook was misusing its huge customer data.
Social media companies have struggled over the past few years to deal with world leaders and politicians who violate their guidelines. his practice-oriented approach to political discourse.
But it has also come under fire from those, including Republican lawmakers and some free speech advocates, who viewed Trump’s ban as a disturbing act of censorship. Trump’s suspension was the first time Facebook blocked an incumbent president, prime minister or head of state. .