Facebook’s Oversight Board decided that Trump remains prohibited from Facebook and Instagram but said that Facebook imposed”indeterminate and standard less penalty of indefinite suspension, according to Fox Business.
“The Board has declared Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to limit then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting articles on his Facebook page and Instagram accounts,” the board announced Wednesday morning.
The board called the ban”random” and stated that Facebook”violated its own rules.”
“Facebook cannot make the rules up as it goes, and anyone concerned about its power ought to be worried about letting this,” the board said in a statement. “Having clear rules that apply to all users and Facebook is vital for ensuring the business treats users “
“Facebook’s normal penalties include eliminating the violating content, imposing a predetermined period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and accounts,” the board said Wednesday, insisting that Facebook”review this issue to determine and justify a proportionate response that’s in accordance with the rules which can be applied to other customers of its stage.”
The board selects and reviews cases that”are of crucial importance to public discourse, and/or raise important questions about Facebook’s policies.”
The board’s panel is”varied” and is made up of 5 randomly chosen members of the board.
Together these five randomly selected board members to determine whether or not content violates Facebook’s Community Standards.
Trump recently announced the launch of a new communication platform to share information with followers and supports.
“This is simply a one-way communication.”
“This system enables Trump to communicate with his followers.”
Jason Miller said,”President Trump’s site is a terrific resource to locate his newest statements and highlights from his first term in office, but this isn’t a new social networking platform.”
“We will have additional information coming on this front in the immediate future.”
Facebook blocked Trump”forever” following the Jan. 6 riot.
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg”consider the dangers of allowing the President to continue to use our service in this period are just too great.”
“This advice applies to all campaign reports and Pages, including Team Trump, other effort messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates,” Eric Trump stated.
“Today… I just put out releases that everyone prints exactly what I say,” Trump said.
“I think it’s actually a lot more tasteful than Twitter, and it will get the word out just also. Not everyone can do that, unfortunately.”