Facebook Oversight Board on Wednesday refused to lift the temporary ban on former US President Donald Trump. They have upheld the decision and have further declined to comment on the status of the decision yet.
The body has to review the social media platform content policy, which held some hopes for the president to rejoin the networking site. Board further specified that the power of the board authorities is limited, and the moderation further lies in the hands of the CEO and his company.
Facebook Oversight Board
This board consists of twenty experts based in London. The group includes powerful media journalists, influential human rights activists, and political leaders from various parts of society. The board will re-examine the decision, give the penalty or impose a fine, and they can also ban him forever.
“In applying a vague, standard-less penalty and then referring this case to the board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities. The board declines Facebook’s request and insists that Facebook apply and justify a defined penalty.”
The board stated that the decision will not be based on the Facebook policy. Facebook has suspended Mr president after Capitol Rites after January 6. The social media organization does not immediately intend to reopen the social media account of Instagram and Facebook.
The panel of experts has supported the decision that it is correct for Facebook to suspend his account. The post could have further impacted the US Capitol rites and the mob outside the white house. But experts further believe that organization has not taken responsibility, and the suspension is just the “vague standardless penalty.”
“At the time of Mr. Trump’s posts, there was a clear, immediate risk of harm and his words of support for those involved in the riots legitimized their violent actions,” the Oversight Board wrote in the announcement of its decision. “Given the seriousness of the violations and the ongoing risk of violence, Facebook was justified in suspending Mr. Trump’s accounts.”