Facebook’s Oversight Board will announce whether former President Donald Trump can return to Facebook and Instagram at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, the board said.
The blockbuster ruling could have enormous implications, as the announcement could give Trump access to the world’s largest social media network.
If denied, Trump would remain banned from the platform.
Following the events of Jan. 6 at the U. S. Capitol, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
Zuckerberg also said, “His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world.”
The Oversight Board will announce its decision on the case concerning former US President Trump on its website at https://t.co/NNQ9YCrcrh on May 5, 2021 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Facebook has continued to receive significant feedback regarding Trump’s ongoing ban.