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Wed May 5, 2021, 09:04 AM

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump account's suspension [View all]

Source: Reuters

Facebook Inc (FB.O)'s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company's suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump in a much-awaited verdict that may signal how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.

Facebook indefinitely blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the former president.

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The binding verdict marks a major decision for the board, which rules on a small slice of challenging content decisions and which Facebook created as an independent body as a response to criticism over how it handles problematic material. Facebook has also asked the board to provide recommendations on how it should handle political leaders' accounts.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/facebook-oversight-board-rule-trumps-return-facebook-2021-05-05/



https://oversightboard.com/news/
https://oversightboard.com/decision/FB-691QAMHJ/

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