Facebook drops the hammer Donald trump … Announcing that he would remain off the platform until early 2023 due to the “risk to public safety”.
The social media giant said on Friday it had decided that “given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions were a serious violation of our rules which deserve the most sanction. higher available under new application protocols “.
The suspension takes effect from the date of the initial suspension … which went down on january 7. Facebook says it will reassess at the end of this period and “if we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time and continue to reassess until that time. risk disappears. “
Facebook said that when the suspension is finally lifted, “there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered” if Trump acts again … which could include a permanent ban.
Trump, of course, was NOT happy with the decision … calling Facebook’s decision an insult to the 75 million people who voted for him in the last election. He added, “[Facebook] should not be allowed to get away with this censorship and silence and, in the end, we will win. Our [c]The country can no longer endure this abuse! “
As we reported, the head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg banned Trump from the platform in the wake of the Capitol riot … saying it was too great a risk for America to keep Trump on the platform.
Zuckerberg had hoped that Facebook’s supervisory board would make a final decision on Trump’s ban at its meeting a month ago. Instead, the advice says Zuckerberg he should make that call.
Facebook says it knows its decision will face backlash – some claiming a private company has overstepped its mark, while others will say it has caved in to Trump by not enacting a lifetime ban .
Interestingly, IF Trump chooses to run for Prez again… January 2023 would be a critical time for him to return to social media.