Donald Trump's Facebook Ban Changed From 'Indefinite' to 2 Years

Donald Trump's Facebook Ban Changed From 'Indefinite' to 2 Years

- Donald Trump's Facebook ban has been changed from indefinite to two years, the maximum length according to the social media platforms terms of service

- The ban will be re-evaluated after two years and if Trump's online behaviour is still seen as a threat the ban will be extended

- Facebook's independent oversight board upheld the ban on Trump; they believed that the former US president posed a threat to the public

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Former US president Donald Trump has had his 'indefinite ban on Facebook reduced to two years. He was banned from several social media platforms after the deadly attack on the US Capitol by his supporters.

The two-year ban is the maximum punishment for violating Facebook's terms of service and has been backdated to start from 7 January 2021, the day after the protests took place.

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Donald Trump's Facebook Ban Changed From 'Indefinite' to 2 Years
Donald Trump's Facebook ban has been changed to two years, the maximum ban the social media platform has. Photo credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg
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Trump's ban marked a change in the way Facebook has dealt with politicians and their deceptive and abusive content on the social network platform according to eNCA.

Two years later

When Trump's ban is over, Facebook will assess of his social media activity is still a threat to the public.

If they deem that Trump is not ready to return to the platform the ban will be extended and Facebook will regularly evaluate his behaviour until they deem that he is no longer a threat.

Right decision

The social media platform's independent oversight board upheld the ban placed on Trump. They felt that his comments serious enough to deserve the indefinite ban.

Trump had told his supporters who stormed the US Capitol that he loved them and that they were very special.

" We love you, you're very special."

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that Former US president Donald Trump has been warned that he could face jail time after the New York Attorney General’s Office announced an investigation into the Trump Organisation.

A letter written by the New York Attorney General’s Office said that the investigation was no longer "purely civil in nature."

Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said that the letter announcing the investigation carried the real threat of jail time for Trump and his sons according to the Huffington Post.

In other news, former president Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on Thursday in the wake of the raid carried out by the FBI on Rudy Giuliani's home.

Trump reportedly said that it was "like, so unfair." Two locations were raided and federal agents confiscated computers and cell phones. This is a marked escalation in the investigation into Giuliani.

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