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Facebook Says Trump Ban Will Last At Least Two Years

Donald Trump’s suspension from Facebook will last at least two more years, the social media company announced on Friday.

Trump’s account was banned in January after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.  Last month, the Facebook Oversight Board upheld the suspension but said it couldn’t be indefinite. Facebook says the account will remain suspended until Jan. 7th, 2023 for “a severe violation of our rules”.  The ban could remain in place beyond that date if “there is still a serious risk to public safety”.

Facebook also announced Friday that it would be stricter with politicians who violate its content or hate speech rules.

Should platforms like Facebook or Twitter be held responsible for what people say?  What do you think of Facebook’s decision?



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