Facebook will keep Donald Trump suspended for 2 years , Watch the Video Below. Facebook Hits Donald Trump With 2-Year Suspension
Facebook announced on Friday that former President Donald Trump, who was banned indefinitely from the network in January after hundreds of his fans stormed the US Capitol, will be barred for two years.
In a blog post, Facebook VP Nick Clegg said, “Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we think his conduct constituted a grave violation of our rules that merit the harshest penalty allowed under the new enforcement methods.”
Trump’s suspension will terminate on January 7, 2023, according to Clegg, but that is subject to a number of conditions. By the time Trump’s suspension is due to be removed, Clegg said Facebook will “turn to experts to determine whether the risk to public safety has faded.” “External elements,” such as incidents of violence, prohibitions on peaceful assembly, and other indicators, would be considered by the corporation, according to Clegg.
“If we conclude that there is still a severe risk to public safety,” he said, “we will prolong the restriction for a specific amount of time and continue to re-evaluate until that risk has passed.”
The announcement of Trump’s two-year suspension elicited no instant response from him.
Trump hasn’t been on Facebook since Jan. 7, one day after a deadly riot in the United States Capitol. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook at the time, said Trump was kicked off because he used the network “to inspire violent insurgency against a democratically elected government.” The risk of leaving him on Facebook was “just too large,” according to Zuckerberg.
Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, was also subject to the indefinite ban. At the time of his ban, Trump had a total of 56 million followers across both sites. (In January, Trump was also permanently banned from Twitter.)
Following his expulsion from Facebook and Twitter, Trump started a new site in May to stay in touch with his admirers. Trump, however, chose to shut down the blog earlier this week, after only one month of operation.
When Trump’s Facebook suspension is lifted, Clegg wrote, “a stringent set of quickly rising punishments will be triggered if Mr. Trump commits further infractions in the future, up to and including the permanent removal of his pages and accounts.”