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Trump Remains Banned From Facebook

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Facebook’s Oversight Board has finally announced its decision to uphold President Donald J. Trump’s Facebook ban this morning with a surprising caveat. The board agreed that the suspension was justifiable, but they scolded Facebook for their haphazard and unfair approach to the situation. Responsibility was shifted back to Facebook to decide the permanent outcome.

The board gave Facebook six months to review the “arbitrary” indefinite ban, stating that it violated its own rules. “Facebook cannot make up the rules as it goes, and anyone concerned about its power should be concerned about allowing this. Having clear rules that apply to all users and Facebook is essential for ensuring the company treats users fairly.”

Supposedly politically independent, The Oversight Board is funded by Facebook via grant money. It was announced in 2018 to serve as an international appeals court for high-stake moderation cases. Twenty members are currently serving on the board, including a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a former prime minister, and two American professors of constitutional law with copious amounts of knowledge on the subject of the procedures of judicial oversights in the US system.

The board was set to examine the ban last month, but it was delayed due to over 9,000 public comments when the initial ruling was announced. Their duty was to determine if the ban was justified and recommend what policies should be instated when a political user violates terms

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“Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and account,” stated the board,  demanding that Facebook “review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.”

The board tweeted, “Restrictions on speech are often imposed by powerful state actors against dissidents and political oppositions. Facebook must resist pressure from governments to silence political opposition, and stand up for free expression.”

The news comes a day after President Trump revealed his new social media site.

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Riiver Nihil is a born and raised American who values real freedom and the American Constitution. She loves to inspire and empower others to always question the mainstream narrative, think for themselves and stand up for their American and God-given rights. Email : riiver@tatumreport.com