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Facebook Bans Trump for two Years, But Its Design Still Marginalizes Key Voices in Public Discourse

Social media large Facebook has introduced it has suspended former President Donald Trump’s account till at the very least 2023. He was initially suspended from the platform for feedback to supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and is completely banned on Twitter.

Facebook’s transfer might have implications for different world leaders who use Facebook, like Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, stated he isn’t certain the choice struck the correct steadiness for shielding free speech however is defensible as a result of Facebook “has a responsibility to ensure that the people using its platform aren’t using it to undermine democracy or incite violence.”

But he argues the a lot greater concern is Facebook’s engineering and design choices, equivalent to rating algorithms, which actually decide which speech will get heard or marginalized.

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