Facebook to suspend Trump for two years

Donald Trump Facebook post
Donald Trump Facebook post
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In early 2023, the Facebook will consider whether “the risk to public safety has receded” in deciding whether to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s account.

Facebook announced it will extend for two years the suspension it imposed on President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The decision came less than a month after Facebook’s “Supreme Court”—a semi-independent oversight board—kicked the issue back to the social media company for further review.

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The former president issued two brief statements panning the decision as an “insult” to all of his supporters. 

What happens in the meantime? Users can still access Trump’s past Facebook posts and comment on them, but he can’t post new material.

The company also released new rules and penalties and said it would no longer treat politicians differently than the average user.

Twitter has permanently banned Trump’s account on its platform and removed all past tweets.

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