Facebook has announced that Donald Trump will be banned from his network for at least two years, which is likely to inflame tensions with the former US president’s allies, who accuse the company of conservative views in censorship.
The ban was a review of Facebook’s previous indefinite suspension, which was criticized by the company’s “supervisory board”. Last month, the council approved a decision to oust Trump from the platform, but blamed him for a life ban.
The new suspension will take effect on the day of Trump’s initial suspension, January 7, the day after Trump’s attack on the US Capitol building in Washington, according to Facebook. The company banned him from his platform to support the Capitol riots. The ban will only be lifted if the company feels that “the risk to public safety has fallen behind.”
“When the suspension is finally lifted, a series of rapidly escalating sanctions will take effect, which will be implemented if Mr. “Trump will allow further violations, including the permanent deletion of his pages and accounts,” wrote Facebook CEO Nick Clegg of Global Policy. a blog post explaining the decision on Friday,
The decision was made as part of a statement detailing broader changes to the company’s policies and how it softens the word of influential public figures.