Facebook banned Donald Trump indefinitely following his comments preceding the violence at the US Capitol
In May 2021, The OverSight Board (Facebook’s Supreme Court) upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account.
However, it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension. Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and account.
The Oversight Board’s decision on May 05, 2021
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.
It gave Facebook a maximum period of 6 months to decide former President Trump’s definitive penalty.