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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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A member of Facebook's 'Supreme Court' said it's pushing the company to decide how long Trump should be banned because it lacks an evenly distributed rule system

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Oversight Board members said it isn't their responsibility to decide the length of Trump's Facebook ban. One said Facebook was "lazy" to not decide its own rules for handling penalties. On Wednesday, the board upheld Facebook's decision to remove Trump from its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. A member of Facebook's Oversight Board said its decision not to rule on how long former President...
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Facebook - not its 'Supreme Court' - needs to enforce its moderation policies, according to one of the board members who called the company 'lazy' for pushing the Trump decision to the group

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Oversight Board members said it isn't their responsibility to decide the length of Trump's Facebook ban. One said Facebook was "lazy" to not decide its own rules for handling penalties. On Wednesday, the board upheld Facebook's decision to remove Trump from its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. A member of Facebook's Oversight Board said its decision not to rule on how long former President...
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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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With Trump ruling, Facebook's Oversight Board highlights where the power lies

On Wednesday, the Oversight Board sent a message back to Facebook: The buck stops with you.
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Trump's social media mentions have plummeted by 91% since he was banned by Facebook and Twitter

Trump reacted furiously to news that Facebook had extended his ban. Getty Social media chatter about Donald Trump has plummeted since he was banned from Facebook and Twitter. Facebook this week confirmed that their ban of the former president has been extended. The former president has launched a new "communications" website in a bid to gain more attention. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social media chatter about former President Donald Trump has fallen by around 91% sin...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Facebook's Oversight Board issued a scathing criticism of the company. The board upheld the platform's suspension of Donald Trump but asked Facebook to review the decision, saying Facebook "seeks to avoid its responsibilities" by asking the board to resolve the case. More on the board's decision.2. Two att...
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Opinion: Facebook should make Trump's ban permanent

Facebook's Oversight Board has upheld the site's decision to restrict former President Donald Trump's access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account, given that "the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great." However, Facebook and the Board should go farther and institute a permanent ban of Trump's account. The risks inherent in allowing Trump to have a Facebook account remain: if he uses it to stoke Covid-19 m...
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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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Conservatives Demand Supreme Court Overrule Fake Facebook Court, Others Weigh In

On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board, the pseudo-legalistic, questionably independent body that the company claims has the power to review and potentially overrule official moderation decisions, issued its not-so-final proclamations regarding the status of Donald Trump’s account.Read more...
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Facebook's Oversight Board issued a scathing criticism of the company for avoiding its responsibilities in suspending Trump with an 'arbitrary penalty'

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty The Oversight Board upheld Facebook's suspension of Donald Trump but asked Facebook to review the decision. It also said Facebook "seeks to avoid its responsibilities" by asking the board to resolve the case. The criticism is notable since Facebook created the board to review content moderation decisions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's Oversight Board on Wednesday uphe...
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MORE: Trump Responds To Facebook’s Ruling On His Account

Facebook's Oversight Board said it will uphold the ban for now, but the ruling must be reviewed in six months.
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Trump Responds To Facebook’s Ruling On His Account

Facebook's Oversight Board said it will uphold the ban for now, but the ruling must be reviewed in six months.
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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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"Facebook’s oversight board has upheld the company’s decision to restrict Donald Trump’s access to the social media platform."

The Guardian reports. (To comment email me here.)ADDED: I'm not surprised. If the decision had gone the other way, Facebook could have found some new offense and banned him again. AND: From gives some details about the decision, which is not as harshly anti-Trump as it may have first looked: Facebook’s Oversight Board, which acts as a quasi-court to deliberate the company’s content decisions, said the social network was right to bar Mr. Trump after he used the site to foment an insurrection in...
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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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CNN correspondent: This is a nightmare situation for Facebook

CNN correspondent Donie O'Sullivan provides analysis after Facebook's Oversight Board said the company can keep blocking former President Trump from using its platform.
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Facebook Oversight Board rules to keep Trump's account suspended but says the company must review its decision in 6 months

Former President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Facebook Oversight Board ruled to uphold Facebook's suspension of Trump's account. But it said it was inappropriate for Facebook to "impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty." The board said Facebook must review its decision to suspend Trump in six months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fac...
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Facebook Oversight Board rules to permanently ban Trump's account

President Donald Trump is seen at a rally in Mississippi in 2018. Rogelio V. Solis/AP The Facebook Oversight Board ruled on Wednesday to permanently ban Trump's account. The former president was indefinitely banned from Facebook after the deadly Capitol siege. One source close to Trump told Axios that Facebook is "essential for his future political viability." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's Oversight Board ruled on Wednesday to uphold the social networ...
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Facebook Oversight Committee Upholds Former President Donald Trump’s Suspension From Social Media Platform

Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled Wednesday the social media platform was right in suspending former President Donald Trump’s access in the wake of comments associated with January’s Capitol Riot, but told the company it needs to reconsider a permanent ban.
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Donald Trump Facebook Suspension Upheld by Oversight Board Ruling

Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts was upheld by the company’s Overnight Board. But Trump could get a rehearing in the case later this year. Facebook’s Oversight Board, the independent body established by the social giant to review content-policy decisions, on Wednesday issued a ruling upholding Facebook’s January decision to suspend […]
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Facebook oversight board to give verdict on Donald Trump ban – live

The decision on the former president’s access to the platform is the board’s biggest since it was set up last year to rule on content moderation 1.22pm BST This morning will be the Facebook Oversight Board’s tenth decision since it started releasing its decisions at the end of January.The board released its first decisions in a batch of five. The cases ranged from a post with photos of a deceased child that commented on Muslim’s reactions to killings in France versus reactions to China’s tre...
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Facebook's Oversight Board ban of Donald Trump is totally arbitrary and ideological

For Facebook, disputes over moderation decisions are really a choice between profits and progressive ideology.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Donald Trump is a blogger now

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump launched a personal blog on Tuesday. The website will allow Trump to share statements, images, and videos directly with his followers. Trump was kicked off of major social media platforms like Twitter after the Capitol attack in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former presidents often start charities once they're out of the White House in order to keep themselves busy and find a ...
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For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Reuters Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Verizon has sold Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion. The new owner is private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. Going forward, AOL and Yahoo will be known solely as Yahoo. More on the sale here. 2. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years. The billionaire Microsoft cofounder tweeted the announcement on Monday afternoon. Take a look back at the w...
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Future of American Democracy Hangs in Balance and/or Doesn't

Facebook’s Oversight Board, the supposedly independent watchdog tasked with determining whether Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook after he incited a deadly neo-fascist riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 will be as permanent as his Twitter ban, has reached a decision. On Monday, it stated that it will be announcing its…Read more...
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Will Donald Trump Be Permanently Banned From Facebook? A Decision Is Due This Week

Former U.S. President Donald Trump was suspended from Facebook or Instagram over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol seeking to overturn the 2020 election. Now, nearly four months later, Facebook’s Oversight Board said it will issue a ruling on whether he’ll be allowed back. Facebook temporarily froze Trump’s accounts on […]
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