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Former president Donald Trump appealed directly to Facebook’s Oversight Board to rejoin the platform, Channel 4 News reported.
The Facebook Oversight Board, a team of 20 experts from around the world, is reviewing the tech company’s decision to permanently suspend Trump’s account. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former prime minister of Denmark and a member of the Oversight Board, told Channel 4 News of Trump’s appeal, according to the outlet’s communication director Hayley Barlow.
Thorning-Schmidt added the Oversight Board has received thousands of public comments on the issue.
“We can confirm that a user statement has been received in the case before the Oversight Board concerning President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts,” an Oversight Board spokesperson said in a statement to Insider. “We will have no further comment concerning that statement until the Board has issued its decision.”
Facebook suspended Trump’s account following the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol building. Trump had posted a video to Facebook during the insurrection that appeared sympathetic to rioters and disseminated false claims of election fraud.
The Facebook Oversight board, which launched last year and has ruled on five cases so far, announced on January 21 that it will review the company’s decision …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics