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The co-chair of Facebook's Oversight Board said Facebook 'exercises too much power' in applying its rules as it decides whether to place an indefinite ban on Trump's account

The former US President Donald Trump on September 23, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The co-chair of Facebook's Oversight board criticized Facebook for wielding "too much power." Michael McConnell called Facebook's rules a "shambles," "unclear," and "inconsistent." The board last week ruled to keep Trump's account suspended but said an indefinite ban wasn't appropriate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michael McConnell, co-chair of the Facebook Over...
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Co-chair of Facebook Oversight Board defends decision to uphold Trump ban

Michael McConnell, co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board, defended the board's recommendation to continue the suspension of former President Donald Trump's Facebook account over statements he made in the immediate aftermath of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
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Talking Tech: Facebook's Oversight Board upholds Trump ban, but nixes indefinite suspensions

Big tech news this week includes the Facebook Oversight Board upholding a ban on President Trump, Bill & Melinda Gates' divorce, and a Peloton recall.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump's widely-mocked new blog shows he is now just 'shouting into the void,' say social media experts

Business Insider "At this point, Trump is just shouting into the void," Peter Loge, associate professor school of media and public affairs at the George Washington University, told Insider. Getty Donald Trump's new blog shows he is now just "shouting into the void," since being banned by Facebook and Twitter, say experts. Trump has struggled for attention since the bans announced in January. "A challenge for Trump is that the most effective online engagement requires interact...
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Capitol riot hearings: profane outbursts, claim of Fox News addiction

(CNN) — Alleged Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio became hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis,” his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant’s profane outbursts. Antonio, his lawyer Joseph Hurley said, had lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and for the next six months watched Fox News constantly. Antonio developed what his lawyer called “Foxitis” and “Foxmania,” and believed the lies about the 2020 election from Fox News and then-...
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Trump is banned for now, but Facebook still needs to change its policies

The decision from the Facebook Oversight Board to uphold the suspension on former President Donald Trump's account marks a short-term step to limit the spread of dangerous online disinformation. But it's far from a reason to celebrate the social media giant as a beacon of responsibility. After all, the Oversight Board kicked the more consequential decision about whether the ban should be permanent right back to Facebook's leadership.
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Donald Trump's latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a suspension

Donald Trump. Getty Images Getty A new Twitter account associated with Donald Trump was suspended. The account @DJTDesk was suspended for violating Twitter's policies. Twitter banned Trump from the site earlier this year following the Capitol insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter suspended former president Donald Trump's latest attempt to get back on the social media site.The new account, called @DJTDesk, on Thursday morning read "account suspended...
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Facebook is reportedly paying its Oversight Board 6-figure salaries only for it to tell the company to solve its own problems

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook pays Oversight Board members six-figure salaries, The New Yorker reported. The Oversight Board recently criticized Facebook for skirting responsibility in banning Trump. The Board requested Facebook review its decision to ban the former president within six months. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook reportedly pays lofty salaries to members of its 'Supreme Court'...
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Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump suspension but orders company to review

Indefinitely suspending former president after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was "inappropriate," board finds.
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6 things you should know about the Facebook Oversight Board

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board on May 5, 2021, upheld the company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump from the platform and Instagram. The decision came four months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg banned Trump “indefinitely” for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The board chastised Facebook for failing to either set an end date for the suspension or permanently ban Trump and gave the social media company six months to resolve the matter. What is...
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" It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored...."

"In applying a vague, standardless penalty and then referring this case to the Board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities. The Board declines Facebook’s request and insists that Facebook apply and justify a defined penalty.... Within six months of this decision, Facebook must reexamine the arbitrary penalty it imposed on January 7 and decide the appropriate penalty. This penalty must be based on the gravity of the violation and the prospect of future harm. It must also be con...
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Factbox: Five Takeaways From Facebook Oversight Board's Trump Case

By Elizabeth Culliford(Reuters) - Facebook's oversight board, a body set up by the social network to give independent verdicts on a small number of...
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Facebook’s Oversight Board throws the company a Trump-shaped curveball

Facebook’s controversial policy-setting supergroup issued its verdict on Trump’s fate Wednesday, and it wasn’t quite what most of us were expecting. We’ll dig into the decision to tease out what it really means, not just for Trump, but also for Facebook’s broader experiment in outsourcing difficult content moderation decisions and for just how independent the board really is. What did the Facebook Oversight Board decide? The Oversight Board backed Facebook’s determination that Trump violated i...
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Facebook Oversight Board OKs Trump Ban But Says It Should Be Reviewed Within 6 Months

A panel of outside experts Facebook tapped to review its decision to block President Trump for the content he posted after the insurrection said Wednesday that the initial decision to restrict his access was appropriate. However, the so-called oversight board questioned the move to ban him from the platform indefinitely, as the company had failed to lay out a "a clear, published procedure" for imposing an indefinite suspension. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
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Analysis: Facebook tried to punt the Trump decision. That backfired

The Facebook Oversight Board was designed to make some of Facebook's most difficult decisions for the company. But on Wednesday the board put one of the biggest dilemmas facing the platform back on Facebook and company CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Republicans and right-wing media use Facebook Oversight Board's Trump decision to claim bias

Prominent Republicans and right-wing media organizations on Wednesday cited a decision to affirm Facebook's suspension of former President Donald Trump in their long-running campaign to portray large technology companies as biased against conservatives.
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Analysis: Trump is banned from Facebook. Trumpism is everywhere on it

The decision by the Facebook Oversight Board to uphold Donald Trump's ban from the social media behemoth was immediately celebrated by opponents of the the former Pesident, who saw the ruling as another step to putting him in the rear view mirror of our politics and our culture.
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Trump is banned from Facebook. Trumpism is everywhere on it.

The decision by the Facebook Oversight Board to uphold Donald Trump's ban from the social media behemoth was immediately celebrated by opponents of the the former Pesident, who saw the ruling as another step to putting him in the rear view mirror of our politics and our culture.
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Facebook tried to punt the Trump decision. That backfired

The Facebook Oversight Board was designed to make some of Facebook's most difficult decisions for the company. But on Wednesday the board put one of the biggest dilemmas facing the platform back on Facebook and company CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on Donald Trump’s accounts, for now

Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the platform’s decision to ban Donald Trump‘s accounts, but says the company broke its own rules by imposing an indefinite suspension. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were suspended indefinitely in the wake of the US Capitol riots over fears that he would use the platforms to encourage further violence. The social network had already blocked Trump from posting for 24 hours, but then extended the ban until at least Joe Biden replaced him as president ...
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Facebook ban on Trump upheld by Facebook Oversight Board, but decision opens door to his possible return

Four months after his ouster from Facebook and Instagram, Trump's ban has been upheld, but Facebook must reconsider indefinite suspension.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mark Meadows says Facebook's Trump decision is 'a sad day for America,' and will make the GOP more likely to support breaking up big tech companies

Doug Mills/Getty Images Mark Meadows lamented the Facebook Oversight Board's decision Wednesday. The former Trump chief of staff said the ban is "a sad day for America." Meadows also indicated Trump's ban will make Republicans more likely to support anti-trust bills. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows decried the Facebook Oversight Board's decision Wednesday morning to uphold former President Donald Trump's ban....
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Facebook's final decision whether to ban Trump could end up back with the Oversight Board

Most Americans blame President Donald Trump for the Capitol siege, with less than one-fifth saying he's blameless for the violence, according to a new Insider poll. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images The Facebook Oversight Board could be reviewing a Trump ban again. The Board upheld Facebook's initial suspension of Trump, but told the social network to review the ban within 6 months. The board told reporters that Facebook may refer its final decision back to the board. See more stories on ...
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Trump slams Facebook ban as 'total disgrace,' says Big Tech companies 'must pay a political price'

Former President Trump on Wednesday slammed the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to uphold his ban from Facebook and Instagram as a...
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Analysis: Sorry, Zuckerberg. Facebook will have to make a decision on Trump

The Facebook Oversight Board was designed to make some of Facebook's most difficult decisions for the company. But on Wednesday the board put one of the biggest dilemmas facing the platform back on Facebook and company CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Donald Trump may be banned from Facebook. But Trumpism dominates it.

The decision by the Facebook Oversight Board to uphold Donald Trump's ban from the social media behemoth was immediately celebrated by opponents of the the former Pesident, who saw the ruling as another step to putting him in the rear view mirror of our politics and our culture.
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Facebook Oversight Board upholds decision to ban Trump, asks FB to look at own 'potential contribution' to 'narrative of electoral fraud'

Looks like you can safely ignore that friend request... forever The Facebook Oversight Board has upheld former President Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook and Instagram - but not before advising the platform to look at its own role in the Capitol-storming mess.…
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Trump discovers blogging.

Yesterday, I read "Trump launches new communications platform months after Twitter, Facebook ban The space will allow Trump to post comments, images, and videos" (Fox News).But it's not a "new communications platform" other than in the sense that he's new to communicating in this old way, the way that I love and hold dearest. It's a blog. The platform, "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" appears on www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk.  Fine. But why didn't he set up a page like this as soon as he got dumpe...
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Facebook board upholds Trump ban

The Facebook Oversight Board will announce its long-anticipated decision on the fate of former President Trump's Facebook account today. Follow here for the latest.
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Facebook Oversight Board upholds former President Donald Trump’s suspension, but says company should rethink ‘indefinite’ penalty

On Wednesday, the former president's fate on Facebook, the biggest social platform around, will be decided.
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