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Facebook's oversight board to rule on Trump's suspended accounts


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in October 2019.

Facebook's content oversight board plans to rule on Wednesday whether Donald Trump will be able to access the platform he was booted from amid concerns the former president could incite violence like the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. The board tweeted its plans on Monday morning.

The Oversight Board will announce its decision on the case concerning former US President Trump on its website at https://t.co/NNQ9YCrcrh on May 5, 2021 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT.

— Oversight Board (@OversightBoard) May 3, 2021

The case has been highly watched because it underscores how private social media companies handle political speech by public figures. In January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the unprecedented decision to ban Trump after he whipped up supporters as Congress gathered to certify Joe Biden's election as president. The risks of allowing Trump ...


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