Facebook’s Oversight Board sends the decision back to Facebook
The basics of the ruling was that Facebook’s Oversight Board believes Facebook did the right thing – suspending the account for enough time to protect against “imminent harm”. Facebook has a pretty clear policy and approach to this.
Here’s something odd though.. there’s a bit of a technicality. At the moment Trump’s ability to post is turned off indefinitely, but he’s not permanently suspended. Facebook has a policy which allows for a permanent suspension, but not the ability to prevent someone from posting indefinitely. So that has given the Board the ability to send this decision back to Facebook to basically re-sentence Trump within the rules of the policies – and to provide reasoning – within six months.
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