Facebook Oversight Board upholds Donald Trump's suspension 1

Facebook Oversight Board upholds Donald Trump’s suspension


Facebook can keep blocking former President Donald Trump from using its platform, the social network's court-like Oversight Board said Wednesday in a landmark move that affirmed the company's decision to issue the suspension after the January 6 US Capitol riots.
The board said it concluded that Trump's posts on January 6, which praised the rioters, "severely violated" Facebook's policies and "created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible."
However, the board criticized Facebook for having made the suspension indefinite and said Facebook must review the decision and impose disciplinary actions such as a "time-bound period of suspension" or permanently disabling the account — sanctions consistent with Facebook's policies.
"Within six months of this decision, Facebook must reexamine the arbitrary penalty it imposed on January 7 and decide the appropriate penalty," the board wrote in its decision. "This penalty must be based on the gravity of the violation and the prospect of future harm. It must also be consistent with Facebook's rules for severe violations, which must, in turn, be clear, necessary and proportionate."
"In applying a vague, standardless penalty and then referring this case to the Board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities," the decision said.
The decision also applies to Facebook-owned Instagram where Trump has an account. Trump has almost 60 million followers across Facebook (FB) and Instagram.

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    1. With Limbaugh now fertilizer…..and Trump, Giuliani, Gaetz, Barr, and many more eventually heading to prison….2021 will be known as The Year of Reckoning.

    1. @Stephen Beck They have only applied for the patent. However, when the Democrats keep winning big elections, the trump worshipers will still whine and cry about election fraud. I’m all for approval of this patent because it will prove that there is an insignificant amount of voter fraud. OMG, *_you people!_* The Arizona recount will change nothing. It will show that Biden won that county and the trump worshipers will lose, *_yet again._* There are no watermarks!!! *_You people_* need to move on.

    2. @Teutonic Nordwinds
      The Weakening Of Big Bank Regulations Under Trump Is The Seed For The Next Financial Crisis by Mayra Rodriguez Valladares May 22, 2019 Forbes

    3. @GreatWhiteBuckwheat I’m sorry your reading comprehension seems to be a little slow, you must lean left the way you try to put words and meaning that aren’t there.
      Have a good day.

  1. Facebook needs us way worse than we need them. I can only hope they just fade away out of buisness.

    1. @nunya young people delivered Biden his Presidency we’re finally gonna outnumber the selfish, materialistic, self-involved boomers as a voting bloc and we’re gonna usher in a NEW ERA and save this country from the legacy THEY left us with. According to historians, the boomer generation are the most self-entitled and selfish generation of this CENTURY and they gave us Trump. no offense to the good and hardworking boomers, I’m talking about the selfish ones

    2. @Ellie B. And I’m talking about the self absorbed brain dead youth who also helped Trump to power. You think everyone young is smart enough to know what Trump was feeding them? I assure you they arent. I saw them on the news every night for that hellish four years.

      I saw them on Capitol Hill when some people died too.

    3. @Ellie B. But if you think your generation is going to fix things, i applaud your idealism, but it won’t happen. Truth is nobody can fix what Americas become short of a full blown revolution. Every generation thinks they’ll do better, but none do.

    1. @Mike Pelligrino Are you going to post that everywhere? Because Facebook stock is as high as it’s going to get.

    1. @Narfle The Garthok “soy boy” lol talk about male insecurity, having to call somebody that. Also quite redundant if you do 2 minutes of research. I pity you.

    1. @itoady Not true. You’re spreading misinformation on YT just like trump did on FB.

    2. @GreatWhiteBuckwheat social media in general is toxic. It’s for the greater good to get rid of it. It’s even more toxic now that far leftists are open about their objectives.

  2. Shocking. Everyone should delete their social media or at least take a break, it negatively hurts you more than you realize.

    1. I dumped Fakebook and Twatter and don’t miss them a bit. I’m not supporting platforms that restrict the speech of conservatives. Will be spending more time on Rumble and others if YouTube gets any more restrictive.

  3. Fb has so muchhhhh negative crap and negative people on there that’s why I don’t even care to get on there at all and man let me tell you things in my life are so much positive. #positivevibes # positiveenergy
    #goodvibesonly #manifestinggoodthings

    1. Social media in general can be very toxic to one’s mental health as is. Moderation is super important to learn as well as how to take things in stride if something mean is said.

    2. @ynglink so very very true. You also gotta not let thing bother you cuz you know what they they say Misery loves company.

    3. @ynglink Yup, I agree with you. I only go on Facebook like once a month or when a close friend posts something. Even YouTube is addicting and when people are saying mean things about a particular “type” of people, it makes you want to fight or defend. I’ve had to try to stop reading the Comments. People can be so mean to each other.

  4. I stopped going on Facebook for about the past 8 years. I never got a Twitter account or Instagram. Life is a lot better without social media.

    1. Not if your somebody who wants to undermine the election process and incite an insurrection against your own government.

    2. I was only on Facebook for maybe 4 months and rarely used it. I never did any of the others and now I need to stay way from these news posts and use YouTube only for the music I originally started using it for.

    3. Hahahahaha! If you’re a Trump supporter then Thank God you’re not on social media but hey you are on social media right mow it Is called youtube.

    4. With Limbaugh now fertilizer…..and Trump, Giuliani, Gaetz, Barr, and many more eventually heading to prison….2021 will be known as The Year of Reckoning.

    1. @ever6 You said that. First you implied that YouTube was not social media. Then implied free speech is included on social media.

      You’re really struggling with this…

  5. Facebook is a kinda addiction. If I access to Facebook once then I can’t out from it within 2 hours.

  6. I cancelled my Facebook account three years. Absolutely no regrets about my decision whatsoever!

  7. o wow I literally just researched a whole bunch of alternatives to FB but if they gonna make the right play and keep him banned I guess I am sticking around and will continue to use the service

  8. Way, way back I tried Facebook. It was exactly like walking into a huge room with thousands of four-year-olds all screaming “Look at me! Look at me!”

    1. Bingo. Facebook caters to people who think they are the most important thing in everyone else’s life.


      What type of platform could one expect coming from an introverted, sociopathic, asocial Harvard freshman?

      MySpace was worlds better.

  9. I quit Facebook a little less then a year ago, I don’t even remember actually. It was the most healthy thing I chose for myself in while besides quitting monster energy drinks. Every once in awhile I wonder if I am missing something because so many people use it to post stuff about their life on there with pictures and what not but then I think about all the negative crap I am missing out on and the bad content definitely outweighs the good content.

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