Facebook decides to finally ban Trump from the newly formed board of directors

Facebook’s board of directors will look into blocking Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Facebook’s independent board of directors will review the company’s decision to permanently suspend former US President Donald Trump’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, the company said on Thursday. Shortly after the deadly January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, Trump’s social media accounts were banned. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced on January 7th that Trump’s Facebook account would be frozen “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transfer of power” is complete. Now two weeks later, Facebook is referring to its independent board of directors to determine whether Trump’s accounts should be permanently banned. According to the supervisory board’s press release, the board of directors will also decide whether Facebook’s measures violate “international human rights standards”. Facebook has always cracked down on the post of former president, but this is the first time the board has investigated a Trump case. The board has up to 90 days to make its decision, and its final appeal cannot be overridden by any Facebook employee, including Zuckerberg. If the board decides to restore Trump’s accounts, Facebook will have seven days to do so.

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