Trump Suspended From Facebook, Instagram for 2 Years

Headline Roundup June 4th, 2021

Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump's accounts would be suspended for two years, "effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year." After two years, Facebook "will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded." The company suspended Trump indefinitely "following his praise for people engaged" in the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6; last month, Facebook's new Oversight Board upheld the suspension but criticized its indefinite nature. Politico (lean Left bias) reported that Trump reacted to Friday's ruling, calling it "an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election."

Trump's Facebook suspension and the company's handling of it, especially the Oversight Board, have remained in the news since January. Some reports from left-rated sources highlighted activists who criticized the less severe punishment. Some coverage from right-rated outlets focused on Trump's reaction to the announcement.

From the Center
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Facebook Inc has suspended former US President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts for two years.

He was barred indefinitely from both sites in January in the wake of posts he made on the US Capitol riots, but last month Facebook's Oversight Board criticised the open-ended penalty.

Facebook said Mr Trump's actions were "a severe violation of our rules".

Mr Trump said the move was "an insult" to the millions who voted for him in last year's presidential election.

Facebook's move comes as the social media giant is also ending...

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From the Right
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On Friday, Facebook VP of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, announced that former President Donald Trump would be suspended from Facebook’s platforms for two years, and would only be reinstated if certain conditions were met.

Trump blasted Facebook’s controversial decision in a statement, obtained by POLITICO. 

“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others,” said Trump, who also called the presidential election he lost to Democratic nominee Joe Biden rigged. “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country...

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From the Left
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Former President Donald Trump could return to Facebook on Jan. 7, 2023.

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, announced Friday that the company has cut short its “indefinite” ban on Trump, which was imposed after he used the platform to spread baseless claims of election fraud and incite the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

In its place, Facebook has implemented a conditional two-year ban.

Should Facebook determine Trump fit to return to the platform at the end of that ban, he’d be back just in time for...

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