Trump to remain banned till at least January 2023, confirms Facebook

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Facebook has announced today that former U.S. President Donald J. Trump's account will continue to remain suspended on the platform for at least a two-year period which became effective from January 7th when the initial ban had been imposed following the allegations of incitement of riots on the Capitol. This means the block on the former president's' Facebook account will be in place till at least January 7th, 2023. This decision comes as a result of the new suspension policy that Facebook has announced today.

Last month, while the social media giant's oversight board did support the decision of banning Trump, it however thought that an indefinite suspension on a user was rather unfair and so asked Facebook to review its policy and come up with something more appropriate. In response, Facebook has declared new enforcement protocols today whereupon on violation of Facebook's usage policies, a public figure like Donald Trump can be suspended for a two year period and following that, the decision will be evaluated to judge if an extension on the suspension is required depending on the situation prevalent then.

Facebook&039s new policy for suspension on public figure accounts is for at least two years

Recently, after the former President's "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" section on the official Donald Trump website was removed, his senior adviser Jason Miller suggested that Trump will be joining a certain social media platform soon. After today's news, however, it seems confirmed that the platform will probably not be Facebook.

You can read about the full announcement here.

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