5 May 2021

Trump Facebook ban upheld by Oversight Board – for now

Washington Correspondent

Does it feel like social media has all gone a bit quiet in recent months?

That might have something to do with the ban on Donald Trump, imposed after accusations that he incited the violence at the US Capitol in January.

Facebook’s Oversight Board has now upheld that ban, for the time being at least, and it’s now up to Facebook to decide whether it will become permanent.