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Facebook oversight board to announce decision on Trump ban on May 5

Stock MarketsMay 03, 2021 09:00AM ET
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(Reuters) -Facebook Inc's independent oversight board tweeted on Monday it would announce a decision May 5 on whether to uphold former U.S. President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from the social media platform and Instagram.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. It later handed the case to the oversight board.

The board, created by Facebook in response to criticism over its handling of problematic content, in mid-April said it had extended the public comment period on the case.

The board had said then that the Trump case received over 9,000 comments, more than any other case.

Facebook oversight board to announce decision on Trump ban on May 5
 

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danny Levine
danny Levine May 03, 2021 9:48AM ET
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Facebook is a threat to democracy
Vlad Lozovskiy
Vlad Lozovskiy May 03, 2021 9:42AM ET
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Facebook worries there will be new social network soon that will significantly cut their profit.  That will happen, their bans makes Facebook useless.
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LOL, yet blm trash and maxine waters have active accounts.
 
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