Jan. 21 (UPI)– Facebook revealed Thursday its Oversight Board will examine the social networks company’s indefinite restriction on former President Donald Trump
Any choices made by the independent body are “binding” and can’t be overthrown by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or anybody else at the company.
The company forever banned Trump on Jan. 7, one day after his advocates assaulted the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to interfere with Congress from certifying the Electoral College enacts favor of President Joe Biden
The riots “plainly show that President Donald Trump means to use his staying time in office to undermine the tranquil and lawful transition of power” and reveal he is intent on utilizing Facebook “to prompt violent insurrection against a democratically chosen federal government,” Zuckerberg stated when announcing the ban.
Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of international affairs and communications, stated Thursday the ban was put in place for at least 2 weeks to ensure it went through the end of Trump’s term in office. He said the company is referring the case to the Oversight Board now that Biden’s inauguration has taken place.
The Oversight Board is comprised of a group of “professionals and civic leaders from around the globe with a wide range of backgrounds and viewpoints,” according to Facebook. While the board makes its decision, Trump will stay suspended indefinitely.
” The response to our decision shows the fragile balance private companies are being asked to strike,” Clegg wrote in a article “Some said that Facebook should have banned President Trump long back, and that the violence on the Capitol was itself an item of social networks; o