Facebook has announced that it is referring to its decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump’s access to its independent oversight board.
The social media giant established the oversight board last year as a means of making the final decision on some of the important decisions Facebook makes.
Board decisions are binding and cannot be overruled by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It is made up of experts and civic leaders from around the world.
“We believe that our decision was necessary and correct. Given its importance, we believe it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be maintained, ”the company said in a blog post.
While the social media giant awaits the decision, Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts will be suspended indefinitely.
“Our decision to suspend then-President Trump’s access was made under extraordinary circumstances: a US president actively fomenting a violent insurrection designed to thwart the peaceful transition of power; five dead people; legislators fleeing the seat of democracy ”.
Facebook says this was an unprecedented set of events, requiring unprecedented action on his part. The company says it hopes the board will uphold the decision it made.