Facebook 's Oversight Board will announce on Wednesday the fate of Donald Trump 's account, which the platform banned following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The oversight board will announce a decision around 9 AM ET. Trump was suspended indefinitely following the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol. He was impeached for a second time for inciting the unrest, but acquitted by the Senate. Other social media platforms followed in restricting Trump's accounts, and he was banned outright from Twitter. The Oversight Board was set up to handle appeals of company decisions. Facebook referred its decision to the board on Jan. 21, but kept Trump's suspension in place in the meantime. "We believe our decision was necessary and right," wrote Facebook's Nick Clegg. "Given its significance, we think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be upheld." Related Story Newsmax Issues Apology, Settles Lawsuit Filed By Dominion Employee Over False Election Rigging Claims "We have taken the view that in open democracies people have a right to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so that they can be held to… Read full this story
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