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Facebook Refers Trump Account Suspension to Its Oversight Board

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Facebook Refers Trump Account Suspension to Its Oversight Board

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Facebook will refer its decision to suspend former President Donald Trump’s account earlier this month to the company’s oversight board for a complete review, said company executive Nick Clegg. “We believe our decision was necessary and right. 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,” Clegg said in a statement on Thursday, adding that in the interim, the president’s “access will be suspended indefinitely.” “We look forward to receiving the board’s decision—and we hope, given the clear justification for our actions on January 7, that it will uphold the choices we made,” he wrote of the move to suspend Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, which each had tens of millions of followers. “In addition to the board’s determination on whether to uphold or overturn the indefinite suspension, Facebook welcomes any observations or recommendations …

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