Facebook Has Spoken — Trump Banned for Two Years

by | Jun 4, 2021 | Quick Facts

Facebook Has Spoken — Trump Banned for Two Years

by | Jun 4, 2021 | Quick Facts

Today Facebook issued a final decision on the length of the suspension of Donald Trump’s account in response to the admonishment in their Oversight Board’s earlier decision to indefinitely uphold the ban.

Here is a portion of the statement from Facebook:

Last month, the Oversight Board upheld Facebook’s suspension of former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts following his praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol on January 6. But in doing so, the board criticized the open-ended nature of the suspension, stating that “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.” The board instructed us to review the decision and respond in a way that is clear and proportionate, and made a number of recommendations on how to improve our policies and processes.

We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr. Trump’s accounts. Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols. We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year.

At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded. We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest. If we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time and continue to re-evaluate until that risk has receded.

This is very good news indeed for those of us who consider that when it comes to hearing from Trump, less is more.

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