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Facebook on Friday announced that former US President Donald Trump will be banned from its platform until at least January 7, 2023, having deemed two-years the appropriate period of exile for statements interpreted as an effort “to provoke further violence,” as CEO Mark Zuckerberg put it when the ban was announced.

Trump lost access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts on January 7, 2021, “following his praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol on January 6,” said Nick Clegg, former British Deputy Prime Minister and now VP of Global Affairs, in a blog post.

The ostensibly independent Facebook Oversight Board, funded by Facebook, reviewed its benefactor’s decision in May and concluded that the ban was justified, but said “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”

See the original article here: The Register