Facebook announces Trump is suspended for at least two years

In response to the interdependent oversight board decision, Facebook announced that Donald Trump for two years effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7, 2021, given the gravity of the circumstances that led his suspension. When the board upheld Facebook’s decision, it criticized the open-ended nature of the suspension, saying that ‘it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension’. In two years, Facebook will inquire experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded.