Facebook passes final decision to ban Trump to oversight board

Facebook said Thursday it was deferring its decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump's account to its Oversight Board.

1/21/2021 11:50:00 PM

Facebook says it is referring the decision to indefinitely suspend former Pres. Donald Trump's account to its newly-formed oversight board to make the final call on what will happen to his accounts.

Facebook said Thursday it was deferring its decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump's account to its Oversight Board.

Alex Brandon/AP, FILEFacebook said Thursday it was referring the decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump's account to its newly-formed oversight board to make the final call on what will happen to the former president's accounts.The board was created to operate independently of Facebook, though Facebook is funding it with an initial commitment of $130 million, according to a

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company blog postfrom December 2019. The board took on its first cases a year later, this past December.Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts were indefinitely suspended by Facebook on Jan. 7, just one day after a mob of pro-Trump supporters conducted a violent siege on the U.S. Capitol building. At the time, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg cited risk of violence and said the suspensions of Trump's accounts would last at least"until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

MORE: Social media companies restricting Trump accounts cite risk for violenceOn Thursday, a day after Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the U.S., a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News in a statement that it is handing the final decision on Trump's account to its oversight board"for their binding review." headtopics.com

Alex Brandon/AP, FILEPresident Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs and communications, emphasized in a company

blog postThursday that the board's decision"can’t be overruled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg or anyone else at Facebook.""We believe our decision was necessary and right," Clegg added."Given its significance, we think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be upheld."

Clegg added that Trump's account will remain suspended while they await the board's decision.In astatementon its website, the oversight board outlined how it will make its decision, saying a five-member review panel will study the case and reach an initial decision. Once that group shares its decision with the entire board, it will require sign-off by a majority of the board members.

"Our Members are leaders in fields including human rights, law, journalism and technology, come from many different communities, and represent a wide range of views and beliefs," the statement added."We believe that our Members, working through a strong and independent oversight process, can ensure decisions are made in a more principled and transparent way than what Facebook can deliver alone." headtopics.com

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MORE: Facebook 'indefinitely' blocks Trump's account after violence at CapitolThe statement said the members will decide whether Trump's content violated Facebook's Community Standards and will also consider whether the removal of the content involved in the case"respected international human rights standards, including on freedom of expression and other human rights."

MORE: Amazon reveals violent content, death threats that led to Parler's suspensionTrump, through administrators, will have the ability to submit a statement to the oversight board explaining why he believes the decision should be overturned, the board added. The board will also"open a process for all interested individuals and organizations to submit public comments to share any insights and perspectives with the Board that they believe will assist with making a decision."

Finally, the oversight board said once it reaches a decision, Facebook will have up to seven days to implement it. Read more: ABC News »

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He is evil and needs to be off forever. You people who think he will change are delusional. You lost a president 'with a wooden cross and a golden heart' and you won a president with a golden cross and a wooden heart! This is an individual that cannot enjoy the freedom of speech because he can use it to found a party the way Hitler did for his support to take over Americ and become the first American Dictator.

Given access to His Majesty to the press is dangerous. He can stirr his followers and fund the Trumpist Party the same way Hitler founded the Nazi Party as support to become the American Tsar Trump not having access to any social media has certainly settled things down considerably. He’ll never be able to conform to the rules these companies impose on him so he should just start his own social media company.

Its over reaction by FB, most of them do not use FB frequently so it won't make any difference. he will make another one to sneak 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 The Unity Your Account has been referred to .... THE OVERSIGHT BOARD!! aka The Facebook Inquisition Inquisitors are working hard to protect you from your neighbors.

Please keep him banned, he insights violence and hatred. We need the peace and quiet right now, no more being trumped I do not want him back on Twitter. He tells lies. Trump should not be treated any different than ordinary people on Facebook. If he can't follow rules or conduct himself properly than he needs to removed from the site, that simple. Should not be given a pass.

DO NOT give this maniac a voice again! We learned a lesson. Let’s remember it. Not right he our president That’s just so stupid. JoeBiden’s inauguration went over fine. No riots or attacks. I don’t feel that realdonaldtrump should not be deleted from any social media especially since he is a citizen now.

FB is only hurting itself. The media has DONE worse then this man!!! LIES LIES AND MORE LIES!!!! Y’all are scared to allow him to speak cause he’s exposed how wicked our GOVERNMENT IS!!!! Yes and you KNOW ITS TRUE!!!! FOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! And his new idea of another party. The What ever party. Sounds like 'cleaning' to me. We remember PHIAtweets CCME_com. Yes, Facebook Twitter protecting us from censorship by deleting POTUS & Trumps's accounts. Part of new USA Constitution JoeBiden SpeakerPelosi CNNi CBSNews CNBC WSJ nytimes BBCNews

Don't let him come back SUSPEND ALL RABBLE ROUSERS O'er the land of the free... 🎶🇺🇸 Keep it up. It will come back to haunt you. Please do not sell your souls. Hide your guns. Biden is the anti christ. Stop the Steal We can all foresee what will happen if he gets a social media platform again. The silence is so lovely let’s not ruin it.

I'm glad I never join Facebook. You have to be a real nerd to let Facebook control your life. Nothing in the 1A guarantees a citizen the right to social media.If Zuckerberg didnt want U in his place of business,he doesnt have to let you.Ive always been taught freedom of speech has limits,inciting violence being 1 of them. My only request is to apply this standard equally.

If they reverse their decision and reinstate the Trump accounts, a stain of moral character will permanently embolden and legitimize a completely reprehensible act of insurrection spearheaded by the former potus, Donald John Trump. If he comes back to social media it’ll start all over again. Ban him from America. All of the trumps.

The newly formed oversight board... consisting of all the same people who were previously in charge of making that decision. Can anybody imagine what the inauguration would have been like with Trump live tweeting? Democracy and peace would have struggled to prevail. Jack Dorsey deserves a moment of silence, for giving all of America the chance to savor the new calm.

But you can always just make another lol 😂 “The board was created to operate independently of Facebook, though Facebook is funding it with an initial commitment of $130 million” - So Facebook is directly funding its own independent “oversight” board. And people are supposed to believe they don’t dictate the outcomes?

BoycottFacebook haven’t logged on in 14 days. Facebook is not accountable for Jan.6th; if anything, their decision to ban Trump/far right groups/militias off their forum was last straw in allowing their platform to be used by those attempting to overthrow our constitutional republic! S/b kept for WH archive/future legal use.

ABC😂 when the school for reprogrammed thinkers starts, there are 75 million of us, we are all interested✅😂 TRUMP 2024✅ your nightmare 🤔🤔🤔 You should ban him. Facebook unknowingly did more damage to the safety image of America in their zeal to embarrass president Trump for political gain. The damage has been done it cannot be undone even if his account is restored. Now the enemy has become more emboldened to overthrow & disable America

THANK YOU 🙏 FACEBOOK FOR SAVING LOTS OF LIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD 🌎. THIS MAN IS VERY UNSTABLE. probably just a way to stall until 2nd impeachment is passed. FB probably thinking after impeached then a ban would be more accepted by media & majority of public, even those who are now hollering already about free speech

Why? He’s no threat.. let the man be treated normal Life has been much more peaceful & relaxing without him online. Please keep him offline.🙏 Kris_Sacrebleu TRUMP INCITED AN INSURRECTION THAT RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF A FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER AND THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF THE FORMER VP AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.

Kris_Sacrebleu Would they let Bin Laden have an account? Fucking FSBbook Kris_Sacrebleu Passing the buck Kris_Sacrebleu Sounds like a weaseldick move designed to shield Zuckerberg et al from having any responsibility. Everyone knows this is a evil man and is going to cause trouble. Leave his Facebook suspended.

Kris_Sacrebleu Oh ffs Zuck grow a pair Zuckerberg has had way too many dinners with GOP donors the past few years, I almost guarantee they will cave into the “1984” crowd of morons and restore the account. 🗑 Trash his account. He’ll only start over with his lies and cult followers! America 🇺🇸 needs to heal first! 🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏼

DUMPSTER TRASH should stay in the DUMPSTER. If Trump gets his Twitter account back, he will spend all his time OBSTRUCTING everything the Biden Admin does and stirring up hatred and rebellion among his followers and all white supremacists. Snowflakes Oversight board! Now that is funny shit there! freespeechisdead

Block him he is crazy and shouldn’t be allowed to be on any social media because he is dangerous and unpredictable. I’m sure they will issue a fair judgement. When has Facebook ever gotten it wrong? Please don't let the STENCH come back. Ban him permanently You can’t use Facebook or Twitter in Prison anyway!!!

Good help us all. Give the dumpster the boot. Completely close Nice he gets a board, my account was disabled with no explanation despite 0 threats made, 0 posts fact checked and my doing nothing but encourage people to use discourse rather than violence to solve their problems. And no, I don't want my account restored.