Facebook has Trump ban reviewed by independent oversight panel

 Facebook has Trump ban reviewed by independent oversight panel

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Facebook had suspended Trump until further notice after his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington.

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Menlo Park – Facebook is having former U.S. President Donald Trump’s indefinite suspension reviewed by an independent panel set up to handle disputes between the online network and its users

.“We believe our decision was necessary and correct,” Facebook’s head of policy Nick Clegg stressed in announcing the move on Thursday.((

Decisions made by the panel are binding on the company and cannot be overruled even by founder Mark Zuckerberg

.Facebook had suspended Trump until further notice after his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington -and for at least two weeks until his successor Joe Biden is inaugurated. Trump had incited the crowd with his unsubstantiated claims of alleged election fraud and also expressed sympathy for the attackers during the riots.(

Facebook formed the panel to provide an independent counterweight to decisions the company makes about content on the platform

.The first members were unveiled last year, including former Danish government leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt and one-time Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger. Zum einen sollen Nutzer das Gr

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