Donald Trump: Facebook ban for US President upheld by social media site’s oversight panel

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The news comes as the former US President launched his own website, originally touted as an alternative social media platform.

Donald Trump will not be allowed back on Facebook after the social networking site decided to uphold the ban it imposed in January.

However, the tech giant suggested that the former US President’s ban may not be permanent.

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The firm’s oversight board said it was “not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension”.

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“Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension or permanently disabling the page and account,” the group said.

“The board insists that Facebook review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.

“Facebook must complete its review of this matter within six months of the date of this decision.”

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The website features Tweet style posts from the former president, and allows users to share these posts on Facebook and Twitter.

However, despite the website stating that it is “a place to speak freely and safely” there is currently no option for users to reply to these posts, or even make their own, nor is there a way for users to create an account.

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