Facebook Will Maintain Trump Ban for at Least Two Years

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Facebook announced Friday it would uphold its ban against former president Donald Trump — imposed shortly after the January 6 Capitol riot — for two years, until at least January 2023.

“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension,” Facebook is “suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7th this year,” the company said in a statement.

“At the end of this period, 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,” the statement adds.

Once the suspension is lifted “there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered if Mr. Trump commits further violations in future, up to and including permanent removal of his pages and accounts,” the statement adds.
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