Donald Trump’s Facebook Future Will Be Decided by These People

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Facebook’s Oversight Board is planning to announce whether or not former President Donald Trump will be able to return to the social media platform on Wednesday.

Trump was indefinitely locked out of his Facebook account after he was accused of using his social media platforms to incite a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot on January 6.

The following day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post that the risk of continuing to allow Trump to use Facebook and Instagram during the presidential transition period was “simply too great.”

Later in January, Facebook referred Trump’s case to the Oversight Board, which launched last year, for an “independent judgement” on whether the ban should be permanent. Their ruling will be binding, according to the board’s website.

A lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook’s corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California on March 21, 2018.
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