Facebook’s independent Oversite Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account.
However, the Board found it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.
Click here to read the full decision
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement on the Oversight Board’s decision to uphold Trump’s suspension:
“This decision further illustrates the concentrated control Big Tech exerts over speech and why Congress should act to curb its dominance. Justice Thomas’s recent opinion suggesting that powerful online platforms should be treated as common carriers offers a sound basis for legislation that would bring accountability to this industry. I will continue working with my colleagues to protect speech and the diversity of viewpoints online.”
Meanwhile, former President Trump has launched his own platform, “From the Desk of Donald Trump“, where he can express his views and opinions.