Facebook Confirms Suspension Of Former President Donald Trump | WABNEWS

Facebook Inc’s oversight board confirmed the suspension of former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but gave the company six months to determine a “balanced response” going forward, a verdict that may chart how social media they will address non-compliance with the rules by world leaders in the future. The board said the continued risk of serious violence justified the suspension of Facebook at the time, but said it was “not appropriate for Facebook to impose an ‘indefinite’ suspension.” The board said Facebook sought to evade its responsibilities by applying “a vague and non-standard sanction” and then referring the case to the board for resolution. In addition, he assured that Facebook should determine an answer that is consistent with the rules applied to other users of the platform. “Facebook left the indefinite suspension and referred the whole matter to the oversight board, apparently hoping that the board would do what it had not done,” said Michael McConnell, co-chair of the body, during a press conference after publishing his decision on Wednesday. . McConnell added: “Indefinite sanctions of this type fail the international or US test for clarity, consistency and transparency.” Facebook indefinitely blocked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of more violent unrest, following the Jan.6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the former president. “We will now consider the board’s decision and determine action that is clear and proportionate,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of communication and global affairs, posted in a blog post after the decision. “Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s accounts remain suspended.” Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account The social platform argued that it had already warned Trump for the messages issued after the disturbances in the Capitol. At the time of the suspension, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post that “the risks of allowing the president to continue using our service during this period are simply too great.” The company subsequently referred the case to its newly established board, which includes academics, lawyers and rights activists, to decide whether to maintain the ban or not. Facebook Inc’s oversight board confirmed Wednesday the suspension of the former US president. , Donald Trump, but gave the company six months to determine a “balanced answer” in the future, a verdict that can chart how social media will deal with breaking the rules by world leaders in the future. Facebook indefinitely blocked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of more violent unrest, following the Jan.6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the former president. “We will now consider the board’s decision and determine action that is clear and proportionate,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of communication and global affairs, posted in a blog post after the decision. “Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s accounts remain suspended,” he concluded. Connect with the WABNEWS! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and activate notifications; or, follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter

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