Facebook Suspends Trump for 2 Years

Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump is suspended from its platform for two years. “We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year,” Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs for Facebook, said in a blog post. Facebook’s Oversight Board, a quasi-independent entity that is empowered to overrule the technology giant, last month upheld Facebook’s suspension of Trump. But it also said the California-based company inappropriately did not list a defined time period for which Trump was suspended. “It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored,” the board said. The announcement Friday is in response to the board’s decision, Clegg said. “We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such …

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