Trump’s Facebook ban upheld by Oversight Board




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President is likely to remain banned from Facebook after the network’s quasi- Oversight Board said Wednesday that the company justified in removing him from the platform after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.


The decision is a blow to Trump’s hopes to post again to Facebook or Instagram any time soon, and could be a far-reaching precedent for how some the ’s biggest platforms treat the speech world leaders and politicians.
Facebook created the Oversight Board last year as a kind “supreme court” to hear appeals from users like Trump who have had their posts removed or who want to challenge sensitive or contentious moderation decisions. The decisions of the 20- globe-spanning board are binding, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to abide by what says.