Donald Trump: Rejected by Facebook! Again!


On Wednesday morning Facebook declared some huge news. Mistake, let’s be more accurate here: On Wednesday morning Facebook announced some YUUUUGE news, as a claims board at the company found that the policies were correct in banning ex-President Donald Trump from both Facebook and Instagram.

During they did so this past January the wake of the U.S. Capitol attack0. Despite this, the Facebook Oversight Board did note that the company must review that “vague” penalty within six months. But the main thing at that time there must either reverse it or adjust its rules to more match the punishment.

“The Oversight Board has upheld Facebook’s decision to suspend Mr. Trump’s access to post content on Facebook and Instagram on January 7, 2021. “However, as Facebook suspended Mr. Trump’s accounts ‘indefinitely,’ the company must reassess this penalty,” the board said in a statement. It concluded: “This penalty must be based on the gravity of the violation and the prospect of future harm”.

And yes, it must also be compatible with Facebook’s rules for severe violations, which must, in turn, be clear, necessary, and proportionate. Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube also blocked Trump from using their websites in what became quite a ban from all major social media platforms. Then on January 6, thousands of Trump supporters were urged by the then-President to fight back against what he alleged was a stolen election. Before he was acquitted by a Republican majority in the Senate Trump was then charged for an odd second time. Trump said that “What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done are a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,”.

In answer to being kicked off Facebook for, at minimum, six more months, Trump took the decision well and fairly and didn’t say a word. Meanwhile, Trump continues to spread the very dangerous lie that the 2020 election was false in some way.