Facebook Oversight Board To Announce Decision On Trump Ban On May 5

What you need to know about the board deciding Trump's fate on Facebook

Facebook Oversight Board To Announce Decision On Trump Ban On May 5

The Trump ban came as several online platforms removed the social media-savvy leader over comments interpreted as encouraging the rioters who took over the US Capitol on January 6 in a deadly rampage. The board's decision will be announced Wednesday. If the board upholds Facebook's decision, Trump will remain "indefinitely" suspended.

The social network itself asked the independent body to review Trump's eviction from the online community.

The feed is a running list of undated statements from the former president, with the most recent attacking House Republican Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) - who continues to criticize Trump over the January 6 storming of the Capitol. Well, surprisingly, not company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Donald Trump is back with his own internet platform, or what's basically a blog.

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A 30-second video posted to the site after the Fox News story broke heralds the site as a "beacon of freedom", and a "place to speak freely and safely".

Trump's senior adviser, Jason Miller, said in a tweet that this collection of posts was not the social media platform that Trump has plans to launch.

There are also buttons where users can contribute money, and to sign up to be notified whenever Trump posts a new message. "We'll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future".

Barred from social media, Trump has embraced other platforms for getting his message out. He does frequent interviews with friendly news outlets and has emailed a flurry of statements to reporters through his official office and political group.

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One can discover Trump's old statements featured on the platform, starting from 24 March.

Facebook created the oversight panel to rule on thorny content on its platforms following widespread criticism of its difficulty responding swiftly and effectively to misinformation, hate speech and nefarious influence campaigns. Facebook did allow the posts to appear on its site. It later handed the case to the oversight board.

The board is an independent, court-like entity for appealing content decisions on Facebook-owned platforms.

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