Facebook Refers Trump Account Suspension to Oversight Board
By Sarah E. Needleman
Facebook Inc. has referred its decision to indefinitely suspend
former President Donald Trump from its platforms to an independent
oversight board, as the company grapples with how to treat one of
its highest profile users after his exit from public office.
Earlier this month, Facebook moved to disable Mr. Trump's
Facebook and Instagram accounts for at least a two-week period in
the aftermath of the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Chief Executive Mark
Zuckerberg said the risks of the former president's use of the
platform through the inauguration of President Joe Biden were too
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January 21, 2021 13:06 ET (18:06 GMT)
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