On Friday, Facebook announced that former President Donald Trump would be suspended from their platforms for two years, and would only be reinstated if certain conditions were met.
In a blog post, vice president of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, responded to Facebook’s Oversight Board and their criticism of the “open-ended nature of the suspension,” having said that “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
“We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr. Trump’s accounts,” wrote Clegg. “Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols. We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on