Facebook announced Friday that the two-year ban of former President Donald Trump, after its advisory council last month asked the company to review the indefinite ban against the former president.
The company announced in a statement that the suspension will count from January 7 and that it will decide in two years on its possible reinstatement.
A month ago, Facebook’s advisory board asked the company to review the indefinite ban on the former president.
The body, created by the company itself to act as a sort of supreme court on what content should be removed from the platform, supported the reasons for the suspension but considered that an indefinite veto would be an “arbitrary” decision.
In its statement on Friday, Facebook presented a system of “penalties” to punish the behavior of public figures during periods of violence or unrest.
“We know that any penalty we apply or choose not to apply will be controversial,” the company explained.
Facebook stands by its decision to curtail the freedom of expression of the outgoing Republican president, who received more than 70 million votes in the 2020 election. Big Tech has been strongly criticized for its ideological bias and for censoring and restricting accounts belonging to public officials, activists, politicians, or conservative people.