Facebook Bans Donald Trump for 2 Years
Former US President Donald Trump has been suspended from Facebook and Instagram
According to Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, Trump violated the company’s social media policy during the January 6 Capitol Hill riots
Trump’s ban will only be rescinded in 2023 if his risk to public safety has reduced
Social media platform Facebook has announced that ex-US President Donald will remain suspended from Facebook and Instagram.
The suspension which is expected to last for two years started on January 7, 2021.
According to a statement released by Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, Trump was accused of inciting violence via his social media page during the Capitol Hill riots of January 6.
This goes against the rules of his social media company and the former president has since lost access to his account.
According to Clegg’s statement, the ban will be reconsidered in 2023 to determine if the risk to public safety has reduced.
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Facebook also stated that the ban could be extended for longer if it determined that there was still a serious risk to public safety.
Donald Trump’s influence on the online space has dwindled following a ban issued on the president by major social media platforms when he incited riots at the US Capitol building.