Posted by Kane on May 5, 2021 1:32 am


10 am eastern time — Here’s the website to watch

Facebook’s “Oversight Board” said the decision on whether to keep President Donald Trump blocked from its social media platforms will come Wednesday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the decision to block Trump from Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 7. In the same week, Twitter announced the decision to permanently ban Trump from its platform. Trump was also blocked from Snapchat and YouTube.

The bans ignited a debate about the role of social media giants in society and whether they should have the power to silence users without external policies that are clearly defined.

Later in January, Facebook defended its blocking of the former president, and said it was referring the call on whether to make the ban permanent to the company’s independent Oversight Board, which is made up of 20 “members from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds.”

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