Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld former President Trump’s suspension, announcing on Wednesday to continue his ban that began in January.
After over 100 days since the Capitol riots that led to former President Trump’s suspension, Facebook will be reviewing its decision to indefinitely ban Trump from its platform. This comes after the social media’s Oversight Board slammed leadership for their disproportionate response, saying it was an “indeterminate and standardless penalty.”
In the meantime, Trump launched a site where he can communicate with his followers in tweet-sized statements.
At first, the board upheld Trump’s suspension. However, they criticized its duration. The board asked that leadership, including Vice President Nick Clegg, review Trump’s suspension.
As a result, Clegg says they will change the nature of the ban. “We will now consider the board’s decision and determine an action that is clear and proportionate,” Clegg said in a press release. The board gave Facebook six-month-deadline to come to a decision.
According to a press release, the Oversight Board was created in 2020. Board members are allegedly “made up of experts and civic leaders from around the world with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.” No one at Facebook can overrule board decisions, not even Mark Zuckerberg.
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Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
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