Trump’s Facebook ban upheld by Oversight Board

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

decision is a blow to Trump’s hopes to post again to Facebook or any time soon, and it could be a far-reaching precedent for how some of the internet’s biggest platforms treat the speech of world and politicians.
Facebook created Oversight Board last year as a kind of “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. decisions of the 20-member globe-spanning board are not binding, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to abide by what it says.