Facebook has announced that it is considering allowing President Donald Trump back on its platforms, after he was banned in the wake of the Capitol insurrection.
In a statement, Facebook said it would "evaluate" whether to allow Trump back on its platforms, and that any decision would be based on "the risk of further violence."
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Facebook announces that it is considering allowing Donald Trump back on its platforms.
Facebook has announced that it is considering allowing Donald Trump back on its platforms. The social media giant said it would make a decision on the matter in the coming weeks. Trump was banned from Facebook and Instagram after the Capitol Hill riot on January 6. Facebook said at the time that it was concerned about "the use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government." However, the company has come under pressure from some users to allow Trump back on its platforms. Trump has also been suspended from Twitter and Snapchat. It is not clear if or when he will be allowed back on those platforms.
The company said it would make a decision on Trump's return in the coming weeks.
Facebook said on Wednesday that it would consider allowing President Donald Trump back on its platforms, after suspending him following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The company said in a blog post that it would make a decision on Trump's return in the coming weeks. Facebook had indefinitely suspended Trump from its platforms after the riot, saying he had violated its policies by "inciting violence." Trump has denied any responsibility for the riot.
Facebook banned Trump from its platforms in the wake of the Capitol riot.
Facebook's Oversight Board on Wednesday said the company was "right" to ban then-President Donald Trump from its platforms in the wake of the Capitol riot but said the suspension should be temporary. The board said Facebook should review its decision within six months and decide whether to allow Trump back on the platform. The 20-member panel, which is made up of experts on freedom of expression, said Trump's posts on Jan. 6 "crossed a line" by praising people who were attacking the U.S. Capitol. "We believe that it is in the public interest for Facebook to immediately schedule a review of this matter," the board said in its ruling.
Trump has been banned from Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat since the riot.
Facebook will allow President Donald Trump back on its platform after a review of its policies that led to his ban following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the company said Friday. The decision comes after weeks of pressure from conservatives who accused Facebook and other social media companies of censorship. Trump was banned from Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat after the riot. Facebook had said it would ban Trump "indefinitely" while it reviewed its policies.