Trump still banned from Facebook but board demands company review


Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump but gave the company six months to determine a “proportionate response” going forward, a verdict that may chart how social media will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.

The company inappropriately imposed an indeterminate suspension without clear standards, the board said, requiring a company review. The Board said Facebook should determine a response that is consistent with rules applied to other users of the platform.