May 5, 2021

Contact: Claudia Montecinos, cmontecinos@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Facebook Oversight Board announced its decision to reject Facebook’s indefinite suspension of former President Trump from the platform and instead recommend a maximum of six months to either permanently disable Trump’s account or impose a new suspension for a specific period of time.

President Donald Trump was banned from the platform following the deadly insurrection and assault on the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. …

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