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Facebook Says Trump Can’t Go Back to Shitposting Yet

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Facebook’s Oversight Board has decided that Donald Trump will not be allowed to return to the platform—for now.

In its Wednesday morning announcement, the board upheld Facebook’s decision to ban Trump’s account the day after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but said it was “not appropriate” to suspend the former president’s account indefinitely. It ordered Facebook to review Trump’s ban within six months of its decision in order to determine “a proportionate response.”

In other words, Trump is not coming back to Facebook any time soon. But it could be a different question by the time of the next election.

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