Facebook’s censorship board endorse Trump’s continued ban

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The Facebook Censorship Board supported the continued ban of former US President Donald Trump from Facebook platforms, in light of the riots that took place at the Capitol building last January, according to the verege.

Nevertheless, the board says it was “not appropriate for Facebook to impose an“ indefinite suspension on Trump, calling for a review of this decision within the next six months ”to identify and justify a proportionate response that complies with the rules taken on other users of its platform.

Facebook asked the censorship board to review Trump’s ban in January, shortly after his account was suspended for allegedly inciting violence on the U.S. Capitol.

The decisions of the oversight board are not technically binding, but for now, Facebook has postponed its ruling on individual appeals.

And the board made its first decisions in January, requiring Facebook to restore four posts that were originally censored due to nudity, hate speech and disinformation about COVID-19.

(I agreed with Facebook in one case, in which a user posted an “inhuman slander” against Armenians.) Facebook also responded positively to several optional recommendations, agreeing to clarify some policies and test new features. It did not explicitly agree with only one suggestion: mitigate Its rules are against spreading false information related to the epidemic.

Trump is still banned from other big social networks. In the wake of the Capitol attack, Twitter permanently removed its account and YouTube suspended it indefinitely, however, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube recently, promised to take back her account in the future, once the imminent risk of inciting violence diminished.

Social media has played a huge role in Trump’s rise to prominence, and many in his inner circle see him as critical to maintaining his influence in future election cycles.

The Verege quoted an unnamed source close to the former president of Axios that Trump’s return to Facebook was “essential to his political capacity in the future.”

The United States remains divided over whether Trump should be allowed to return to social media, according to a report by the Pew Research Center, which saw 49% of American adults agree that Trump’s accounts should be permanently blocked.



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