Former US president Donald Trump mentioned Friday his two-year ban by Facebook was an “insult” to voters, renewing his false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M individuals, plus many others, who voted for us within the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump mentioned in an announcement.
“They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and finally, we’ll win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
His response got here after Facebook on Friday set its ban on him for 2 years, saying he deserved the utmost punishment for violating platform guidelines over a lethal assault by his supporters on the US Capitol.
The two-year ban can be efficient from January 7, when Trump was booted off the platform, and comes after Facebook’s impartial oversight board mentioned the indefinite ban needs to be reviewed.
“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we imagine his actions constituted a extreme violation of our guidelines which advantage the best penalty out there beneath the brand new enforcement protocols,” Facebook vice chairman of worldwide affairs Nick Clegg mentioned in a publish.
At the top of Trump’s two-year ban, Facebook will enlist specialists to evaluate whether or not his exercise on the social community nonetheless threatens public security, in line with Clegg.
“If we decide that there’s nonetheless a severe threat to public security, we’ll prolong the restriction for a set time frame and proceed to re-evaluate till that threat has receded,” Clegg mentioned.
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