President Donald Trump speaks at the Stop The Steal rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Former President Trump was suspended from Facebook and Instagram “indefinitely” on Jan. 7, the day after his supporters stormed the Capitol to scrap the 2020 election results.
Zuckerberg wrote at the time: “We believe that the risk that the president can continue to use our service during this time is simply too great.”
Twitter and YouTube took similar steps, citing the continuing risk of violence and incitement.
The decision of the Facebook board of directors as to whether Trump can get back on the platform should be binding, which means that Facebook should take the action.
The board of directors will publish its decision on its website and explain how it came to the decision. However, it is not published who voted on the board and how. The board members are not allowed to disclose this information themselves.
The Executive Board’s decision will be announced today at 9:00 a.m. CET.
You can read more about the board and today’s decision here.