Facebook plans to end special treatment for politicians, says report


"Facebook's ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election", Trump said, though there is no evidence that fraud decided the 2020 presidential election. "Feels pretty unlikely that the zebra's going to change its stripes over the next two years".

Facebook says it will suspend former President Donald Trump's accounts for two years following its finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan.6 insurrection.

It was in response to that call that Facebook made the decision to uphold the suspension for a set period of two years. If we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time and continue to re-evaluate until that risk has receded.

However, if former President Trump is found violating Facebook's rules related to incitement of violence after the suspension has been lifted, he may face permanent removal from the social media site. It will also disclose when it does use its "newsworthiness" exemption.

However, the panel gave Facebook six months to justify why his ban should be permanent - putting the ball in company chief Mark Zuckerberg's court and spotlighting weaknesses in the platform's plan for self-regulation.

The move is a departure from its previous hands-off approach to leaders like former President Trump. The group later said it was "encouraged" by Facebook's actions and that it was "now assessing Facebook's response to our recommendations". Twitter took a similar stance throughout Trump's presidency. The company said that Trump's suspension should last two years, which would potentially allow him to return to the social network in time to run for president again in 2024. "Our Country can't take this abuse anymore!" the press release stated.

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Those posts violated Facebook's rules against praising or supporting people engaged in violence, the board said, warranting the suspension.

Facebook also plans to end a contentious policy championed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that automatically exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site.

And the company declined to fully implement some of the board's other recommendations, including launching a comprehensive review of whether Facebook's actions contributed to the spread of election fraud claims and post-election violence around January 6.

Facebook also announced that it will no longer treat posts by political figures differently than those of ordinary users. Republicans, meanwhile, have bashed Facebook for slapping labels and imposing other less severe punishments on Trump, accusing the company of harboring an anti-conservative bias.

Trump was suspended from Facebook and Instagram after posting a video during the attack by his fired-up supporters challenging his election loss, in which he told them: "We love you, you're very special". Facebook indefinitely suspended Trump from its platforms the following day, citing a danger that his remarks could lead to further real-world harm. The Oversight Board also said Facebook should review the case and establish a system of rules that apply to all users on its platform, including Trump.

The board also recommended Facebook review its role in the election fraud conspiracy that led to the January 6 siege, which Facebook said it would partially implement through its partnership with academics studying the role it played in the 2020 US elections. The company had 30 days to formally respond, which it did Friday.