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Facebook oversight board to announce decision on Trump ban on May 5

Facebook Inc's independent oversight board tweeted that it would announce a decision on May 5 whether to uphold ex-US President Trump's indefinite suspension from its social media platforms

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(Reuters) - Inc's independent oversight board tweeted on Monday it would announce a decision May 5 on whether to uphold former U.S. President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from the social media platform and

blocked Trump's access to his and accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. It later handed the case to the oversight board.

The board, created by Facebook in response to criticism over its handling of problematic content, in mid-April said it had extended the public comment period on the case.

The board had said then that the Trump case received over 9,000 comments, more than any other case.

 

(Reporting by Shariq Khan in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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First Published: Tue, May 04 2021. 09:01 IST
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