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If FB is making a decision on future penalties based on some subjective sense of the overall political environment, rather than Trump's own identifiable behavior, it's basically carte blanche to do what they want. Which was the case beforehand, of course. https://t.co/bSkm72kmCd— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 4, 2021
Trump: "Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election." (1/2)— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) June 4, 2021
The biggest takeaway from Trump's overall ban is… rules. Actual rules.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) June 4, 2021
You can get banned for a month or 6 months or a year or 2 years, and Facebook can also say you can't use its service ever again.
Facebook has rules and punishments now, which include permanent expulsion. pic.twitter.com/Wvm9sElhUC
Been interesting watching the slow drip of Trump-related news out of Facebook’s PR machine. Feels like the whole thing has been drawn out, with selective things being shared, while big decisions are purposefully kept under wraps.— Ryan Mac? (@RMac18) June 4, 2021
There’s a reason why Facebook banned Donald Trump for at least two more years. Because he’s a lying sociopathic sack of crap who poisons people’s minds.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 4, 2021
(2/2) "They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!"— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) June 4, 2021
Very belatedly (about a decade too late) Facebook is making the right moves in reconsidering how it enables abuses of power. There are other things the platform should be doing as well as changing the threshold for posts eg registering political contracts https://t.co/LpbhysI1dh— emily bell (@emilybell) June 4, 2021
Facebook has done more to hold Donald Trump accountable than congressional Republican.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 4, 2021
>>When the suspension is eventually lifted, there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered if Mr. Trump commits further violations in future, up to and including permanent removal of his pages and accounts.<< https://t.co/OWY3qW1FH3— Staci D Kramer (@sdkstl) June 4, 2021
I read fast so maybe I missed it but... isn’t the reading here that FB has no intention of re-platforming Trump and this is just the scaffolding they will refer to whenever asked?— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) June 4, 2021
You: Hey Facebook can Trump be reinstated?
FB: Let me check on the conditions... no, sorry.
Just in:@Facebook announces former President Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts will remain suspended until at least January 2023.— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) June 4, 2021
"At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded."https://t.co/21bCx2wLat
Facebook only bans trump for 2 years? He's STILL spreading his lies about election fraud, undermining the integrity of our elections.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 4, 2021
You suck, Facebook.
Breaking: Facebook has suspended Trump for two years, until at least January 2023.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 4, 2021
Given Facebook's creepy quasi-judicial sentence that Trump is banned for two years conditioned on being well-behaved, it's worth recalling the warnings of world leaders of the dangers of tech monopolies having this power.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 4, 2021
First: Mexico's President AMLO:
In response to the @OversightBoard's ruling, Facebook is suspending Donald Trump’s accounts for 2 years, effective from the date of the initial suspension in January this year. At that time, we will assess the public safety risk and extend the restrictions if conditions require. https://t.co/23JTzX2pfx— Nick Clegg (@nickclegg) June 4, 2021
The penalty for trying to overthrow the government is a two-year Facebook time-out— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) June 4, 2021
Preventing someone running for president from having a platform raises bigger questions than a private citizen. That goes double for prosecuting someone. In both cases, the worse his situation gets the more motive to run or at least act like he's running. This is predictable. https://t.co/bukqcdm3ck— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 4, 2021
Facebook says trump will be banned for another year and a half. Not good enough. We demand it be permanent.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 4, 2021
More from OB responses: FB to say whether it will do a full public accounting on its own of the events of Jan 6. But since the data is being turned over to academics a lot is likely to become public anyway. And it’s better if outsiders do it, IMO. https://t.co/DW1A9aNKTq— Elizabeth Dwoskin (@lizzadwoskin) June 4, 2021
When I reported Facebook to the US authorities, I received a permanent ban for whistleblowing.— Christopher Wylie ?️? (@chrisinsilico) June 4, 2021
When Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection at Congress, he received a temporary two year ban that would let him back in time for the 2024 campaign.
This is all a PR exercise.
Facebook decides on two year ban for Trump, and says they’ll only reinstate him “if the risks to public safety has receded”— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) June 4, 2021
Thoughts and prayers. ?♂️
Twitter and Facebook have done more to penalize Trump than the government has.— Ken Westin (@kwestin) June 4, 2021
Some Facebook employees are angry with the Trump decision today. Some of their internal reactions:— Ryan Mac? (@RMac18) June 4, 2021
"Two years for a coup, not bad."
"If this gets 2 years, what can one possibly do to get a lifetime ban?"
Read more on how they're reacting in our story:https://t.co/ToVuCx7QwP
Separately, the news comes after a significant part of yesterday’s internal FB Q&A was spent addressing leaks and how to find leakers.— Ryan Mac? (@RMac18) June 4, 2021
Zuckerberg on the call: “I think over the last year there've been more leaks than I think all of us would have wanted.”
??— ADL (@ADL) June 4, 2021
Facebook announces former President Trump will remain suspended on the platform for a full two years -- until January 7, 2023.
A good step – but if a world leader’s incitement to violence against his own country’s democracy doesn’t constitute a permanent ban, what will? https://t.co/thv7xLIAQ3
Reminder that @OversightBoard is just a facebook committee. Marky Mark could have suspended Trump for as long as he wanted. The pomp and circumstance is supposed to make you think FB is accountable to anyone other than Mark and shareholders.— melissa “cancel student debt” byrne (@mcbyrne) June 4, 2021
For all the endless hand wringing around rules, newsworthiness exemptions and oversight boards, Facebook's position re Trump has effectively been— James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) June 4, 2021
- Do nothing while he's the president
- Ban him when he's no longer the president
- Let him back on when he might be the president
All told, Facebook likely very pleased with how Oversight Board concept has played out with Trump. The process came across as thorough and thoughtful -- and a two-year ban is a considerable punishment (even if some will say it doesn't go far enough).— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) June 4, 2021
Modi on social media is often anodyne (though refreshingly not in election rallies) but Erdogan, Bolsonaro, Duterte, and some others would need to reconsider what they speak on Facebook. As would many BJP politicians lower down the food chain: https://t.co/5v4X90Q0FU— saliltripathi (@saliltripathi) June 4, 2021
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