Facebook’s oversight board to decide if Trump should stay suspended

 Facebook’s oversight board to decide if Trump should stay suspended

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Reuters

Reuters

Elizabeth Culliford

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Jan 21, 202117 minutes ago2 minute read

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a question during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2020. Photo by Joshua Roberts /Getty Images / Files

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Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was referring its decision to indefinitely suspend the accounts of former U.S. President Donald Trump to its independent oversight board.

Trump will remain suspended while the board, a recently created body that can overrule the company’s decisions on content, reviews the decision. The board, which said it had accepted the case, will have a maximum of 90 days to make a ruling and for Facebook to act on it.

The social media company blocked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by the former president’s supporters earlier this month.

“I’m very confident of our case,” Facebook’s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, told Reuters. “I’m very confident that any reasonable person looking at the circumstances in

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